Miguel Tejada Awaits 105-Game Suspension For Testing Positive For Banned Substance

Another suspension is expected to be handed down in Major League Baseball, but this one has nothing to do with performance enhancing drugs.

Miguel Tejada, second baseman for the Kansas City Royals is awaiting a 105 game suspension after a repeated test came back positive for the drug Adderall.

This harsh suspension comes after Tejada had already failed a test for amphetamines this season, making this the third positive test in his career.

This will the third longest non- lifetime suspension in MLB history and likely end the 39-year-old’s baseball career.

Tejada is currently in his 16th season in the majors. Back in early 2000 he was the league’s most valuable player and was named to six All-Star games. He won the silver Slugger Award twice.

This year in 56 games, he is batting .288 with three home runs and 20 RBIs. Since his 1997 entry into the majors, Tejada played with the A’s, Orioles, Astros, Padres, Giants and Royals.


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