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MLB Suspends Miguel Tejada

Posted By Blake Bass On August 17, 2013 @ 2:32 PM In MLB | No Comments

Royals_Miguel_Tejada_2013 [1]Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada will receive a 105-game suspension after twice testing positive for Adderall, a penalty that could end the career of the 39-year-old former American League MVP, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Because Tejada had previously tested positive under the league’s amphetamine policy, he was subject to a 25-game ban for a second positive, which was found in a test this season. A third positive, in close proximity to the second, called for an additional 80-game suspension, totaling a concurrent 105.

It will be the third-longest non-lifetime suspension ever levied by MLB, behind Alex Rodriguez’s pending 211-game ban and Steve Howe’s 119-day sanction in 1992. Major League Baseball could announce Tejada’s discipline as soon as Saturday afternoon.

Source: Jeff Passan, Yahoo.com [2]

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