Royal Tejada suspended for amphetamine use.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:18:01 GMT —
Major League Baseball has suspended Kansas City's Miguel Tejada (teh-HAH'-dah) for 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.
It is one of the longest suspensions baseball has ever handed down.
The 39-year-old Tejada apologized in a statement, saying he was taking a medication for a condition while waiting to get an exemption to take it.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Tejada tested positive for Adderall, something he had previously used to treat attention-deficit disorder.
Tejada has previously tested positive under the league's amphetamine policy.
He'll begin serving the suspension while on the 60-day disabled list with a strained calf muscle.
He would need to fulfill the remainder of the suspension next season before he's eligible to play.
Tejada was hitting .288 with three homers and 20 RBIs in 53 games before getting hurt.