Miguel Tejada Suspended 105 Games


Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended for 105 games.  The 39-year-old test positive for the amphetamine Adderall.

Tejada received the second longest suspension in Major League Baseball history.  His punishment begins immediately.

Only Alex Rodriguez, who is appealing a 211 game suspension, and Steve Howe who was removed from the field for 119 games were longer.  Tejada’s lengthy suspension is due to previous violations.

He becomes the third MVP to be suspended this season, joining Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, (65).

Tejada had signed a one-year contract with the Royals.  He is currently on the disabled list due to a calf injury.  At the time he was injured, he had a .288 batting average with 3 home runs and 20 RBI’s.  He played 53 games this season.

Tejada was the first MLB player to be punished for drug use in 2009.  He plead guilty about lying to Congress denying his use of PED’s.  He also admitted to purchasing HGH when he played for Oakland.  He is a six-time All-Star.

James Turnage


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