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Tejada returns to bench after starting Saturday

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Miguel Tejada was back on the bench Sunday after a two-RBI game Saturday in his first start with the Royals. Tejada will turn 39 in May and his return to the Majors was certainly a question mark, but manager Ned Yost said Sunday he's been "a great addition" so far. Yost said he's not worrying about mixing Tejada into certain spots; he's confident the veteran infielder can help wherever he's needed.

"He's a bona fide player coming off the bench," Yost said. "With all the left-handed hitters in our infield, the fact that he can mix in at every position and do so efficiently is a big thing for us. He's ready to do whatever we need him to do."

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Miguel Tejada was back on the bench Sunday after a two-RBI game Saturday in his first start with the Royals. Tejada will turn 39 in May and his return to the Majors was certainly a question mark, but manager Ned Yost said Sunday he's been "a great addition" so far. Yost said he's not worrying about mixing Tejada into certain spots; he's confident the veteran infielder can help wherever he's needed.

"He's a bona fide player coming off the bench," Yost said. "With all the left-handed hitters in our infield, the fact that he can mix in at every position and do so efficiently is a big thing for us. He's ready to do whatever we need him to do."

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Kevin Roberts is a contributor to MLB.com.

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