by John Viril---
MLB today announced that Kansas City Royals utility infielder Miguel Tejada has tested positive for Adderall---an amphetamine. Since this is Tejada's second and third career positive test for PED's, MLB imposed a 105-day suspension under the collective bargaining agreement's Joint Drug Program. Tejada received 25 days for the 1st positive this season, and 80 days for the second positive soon after. Tejada has already exercised his appeal, so the penalty will take immediate effect.
The Royals flurry of deals to acquire middle-infielders Jamey Carroll and Emilio Bonifacio over the last week now makes sense. The club had already moved Miguel Tejada to the 60-day disabled list, apparently knowing that Tejada's appeal had failed and a suspension was immanent. With Tejada suspended and Elliot Johnson (released August 15) failing to get a hit since July 6, the Royals had a desperate need for infield help.
Miguel Tejada released a statement through the...