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Royals' Tejada suspended 105 games

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Ken Rosenthal,
Sat Aug 17, 6:22 PM UTC

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 already was over — the Royals moved him to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday because of his strained left calf. Now, his career might be over, too.

Tejada, 39, won the 2002 American League Most Valuable Player Award with the Oakland Athletics. While this is his first violation of baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement, his name repeatedly has surfaced in connection with PEDs.

Rafael Palmeiro, Tejada’s former teammate with the Baltimore Orioles, said he believed that he tested positive because of a vial of B-12 that Tejada had given him. Tejada also was named in baseball’s Mitchell Report in 2007 and pleaded guilty to charges that he lied to Congress about his knowledge of PED use in baseball in 2009.

Tejada, a six-time All-Star, batted .288 with a .695 OPS for the Royals this season, with three home runs in 156 at-bats. He is a career .285 hitter with 307 home runs and .791 OPS.

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