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 the 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.
Widespread amphetamine use throughout baseball led to a crackdown in 2006 though the drugs remain prevalent in clubhouses through therapeutic-use exemptions granted by MLB’s medical staff. Last season the league ga...