Miguel Tejada suspended 105 games
Miguel Tejada’s 2013 season was over already when the Kansas City Royals placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a right calf injury. But now it appears his career is in danger as he has been suspended for 105 games, after testing positive for a second time for using amphetamines.
USA Today reports that Tejada being placed on the 60-day disabled list was a sign that he possibly failed a drug test. This is because Tejada’s injury was only a minor calf strain. In total, this is Tejada’s second failed test this season and third in his career.
This most recent failed test was for the use of Adderall, which is a banned substance. Tejada claims that he has a condition that requires medication to treat but he did not pass it with Major League Baseball, thus resulting in the suspension.
Tejada won the MVP award in 2002 with the Athletics when he hit 34 home runs and drove in 131 runs. Tejada, 39, has a career average of .285, and hit 307 home runs in his 16-year career. While his career is not officially over yet, this seems like it would be tough to come back from, and Yahoo! Sports believes that Tejada may be remembered more for his shortcomings, than his on field accomplishments.
Tejada was hitting .288 with three home runs and 20 RBIs this season with the Royals. He will begin serving the suspension immediately.