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Miguel Tejada announces retirement, plans to play Dominican winter ball

Miguel Tejada, a former American League MVP, announced his retirement Monday, but says he hopes to play a farewell campaign in the Dominican Winter League.

"I officially announce my retirement from Major League Baseball, but I have plans to play another season in the winter with the Cibao Eagles. 2015 will be my last year playing baseball," Tejada said in a radio interview in the Dominican Republic.

Tejada, 41, played 16 seasons in the majors with the Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

"I also [would] like to play in the Caribbean Series to be played in Santo Doming if the Eagles win," he said.

Tejada last played in the majors with the Royals in 2013, hitting .288 with three homers and 20 RBIs in 53 games. He was then suspended 105 games for using amphetamines.

In 16 seasons in the majors, Tejada batted .285 with 307 homers and 1,302 RBIs. He also won the AL MVP award in 2004 after hitting .311 with 34 homers and 150 RBIs for the Orioles.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.