Royals' Tejada Suspended 105 Games for Drugs

Tested positive twice for Adderall
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2013 2:50 PM CDT
Royals' Tejada Suspended 105 Games for Drugs
Kansas City Royals third baseman Miguel Tejada.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Kansas City Royals infielder and six-time All Star Miguel Tejada has been suspended for a whopping 105 games after twice testing positive for an amphetamine. It's not quite the 211-game ban A-Rod is facing, but it's still the third-highest non-lifetime ban in MLB history, reports ESPN. Why so high? Tejada has tested positive for drugs before, so he faced an automatic 25-game ban when he tested positive for Adderall this season. But shortly after, he tested positive a third time, netting him an additional 80-game suspension, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Tejada was charged in 2009 for lying to Congress about teammates' drug use, and previously admitted to buying $6,000 of human growth hormone, but claimed he never used it. He is not appealing the suspension, which will begin immediately—though he was sitting on the bench anyway, thanks to a strained calf muscle. A source tells Yahoo! Tejada is now "strongly" considering retiring. (More Kansas City Royals stories.)

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