Found August 16, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril--- The Kansas City Royals second half run has hit a huge pothole. Kansas City has now lost their 3rd consecutive game. While their post All-Star record is still an excellent 19-7, they have clearly lost their momentum.  While the bullpen contributed to the team's decline by losing a 0-0 10 inning game and blowing a 2-1 lead against the Marlins, but the primary culprit has been the return of offensive futility. Kansas City hitters have reverted to the early-season impotence that caused hitting coaches Andre David and Jack Maloof to lose their jobs. In the last three games the Royals have scored 0, 2, and 1 run. Injuries to 3B Mike Moustakas, 2B Miguel Tejada, and CF Lorenzo Cain have played a large role in the decline. Manager Ned Yost has been forced to fill-in with two recently-acquired middle infielders: Jamey Carroll and Emilio Bonifacio. Both have an OPS below .600 on the season. Meanwhile, the team clearly misses Lorenzo Cain's range in centerfield. Des...

Miguel Tejada Receives Second-Longest Drug Suspension in MLB History for Stimulants

Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has received a 105-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. It is the second-longest suspension handed down by MLB behind only Alex Rodriguez pending 211 game suspension, which could see those games lowered, or overturned...

Miguel Tejada is finished; suspended 105 days for amphetamines

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...

Royals' Tejada suspended 105 games

This one isn't related to Biogenesis, but Major League Baseball announced the suspension Saturday of a former MVP - and a player who has been linked to performance-enhancing drugs numerous times in the past, Major League Baseball announced Saturday. Baseball issued a 105-game suspension to Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada for using amphetamines. Tejada's season...

Report: Royals Miguel Tejada Suspended 105 Games for Adderall use

  According to a report via Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada, is set to be suspended by Major League Baseball, due to testing positive for amphetamines. 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...

Miguel Tejada Suspended For 105 Games

Today, Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada was suspended under Major League Baseball's Performance Enhancing Drug policies thanks to two positive tests for the stimulant Adderall. Tejada faces a 105 game suspension, the third-longest suspension in MLB History behind Steve Howe's 119-game suspension in 1992 and Alex Rodriguez's recent 211-game suspension, which...

MLB suspending Miguel Tejada 105 games for amphetamines

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...

Report: MLB to suspend KC’s Miguel Tejada 105 games for positive Amphetamines test

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, Major League Baseball is set to suspend Kansas City veteran infielder Miguel Tejada 105 games for a second positive Amphetamines test. Sources: MLB to suspend former AL MVP Miguel Tejada 105 games for amphetamines. Tested positive twice. Story coming soon at Yahoo! Sports. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 17, 2013 […]

Kansas City Royals Miguel Tejada suspended for 105 games

Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 105 games for testing positive for a banned amphetamine under the joint drug agreement, MLB has announced. The suspension is effective immediately and could mean the end of his career as he wad currently on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. The suspension is so long because This...

Miguel Tejada suspended 105 games

Tweet Saturday, Major League Baseball suspended Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada 105 games for violating MLB’s drug policy. Tejada has tested positive twice for the drug Adderall, claiming that he uses the drug to cope with ADD and not to improve his performance on the field. Tejada issued a statement through the Major League […]

Miguel Tejada suspended 105 games for Adderall

courtesy photo For the second time this season the 39-year-old, Miguel Tejada, has tested positive for amphetamines.  The 2002 American League MVP will serve the 105 game suspension right away.  Tejada’s suspension will be the third-longest non-lifetime ban in MLB history behind Alex Rodriguez 211 game still pending and Steve Howe’s 119-game sanction in 1992...

Moustakas in a walking boot as precaution

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Monday’s game early with tightness in his left calf and hasn’t played since. This morning he was seen walking around with a boot but the team has said that was just a precaution to relieve pressure. I’m kind of skeptical about that as Ned Yost has said Moustakas won’t play till this weekend and even that’s just a possibility...

Royals' Miguel Tejada suspended 105 games

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Desperate deals reveal mindset of Royals front office

by John Viril— Today, the Kansas City Royals made their second waiver-wire deal in four days. Desperate for second base help after Miguel Tejada’s injury last Saturday, the Royals traded for yet another second baseman by acquiring Emilio Bonifacio from the Toronto Blue Jays. This move comes after they had traded with the Twins for 2B Jamey Carroll on Sunday. Like the Carroll...

Which Royals team will show up against Detroit?

It was a matter of time before the Kansas City Royals would lose a series after the All-Star break. And I’m not surprised it was against the lowly Miami Marlins. That’s the way baseball works. But even a team like the Marlins win games if their opponents can’t score runs, commit costly errors or give up key hits. Losing the series to the Marlins hasn’t finished the Royals...
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