Found August 05, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
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by John Viril— The Kansas City Royals have struggled all season to find production at second base. They’ve tried Chris Getz, Elliot Johnson, and Johnny Giavotella at the keystone with 39-year-old Miguel Tejada as nothing more than an occasional fill-in. That is until Chris Getz injured his left knee July 27. Since that time, Tejada has been a fixture in the Royals lineup.  He’s hit a terrific .409/.435/.455 in the last week—which continues Tejada’s strong season-long performance (.304/.331/.406 in 148 PAs). He has a current 8-game hitting streak. He’s shown he can produce playing every day. He’s even made numerous diving stops in the field. It’s time to forget about Miguel Tejada’s age and recognize that he’s the only guy on the current roster that brings any semblance of offense at second. On Sunday, manager Ned Yost even inserted Tejada into the no. 2 position in the batting order. He’s a big improvement over Yost’s “perfect” no. 2 hitter Alcides Escobar—you know, the guy wit
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