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MLB to suspended Miguel Tejada 105 games for amphetamines


Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that former American League MVP Miguel Tejada will be suspended by Major League Baseball for 105 games following two positive tests for amphetamines. The first (but second overall) failed test earns him a 25 game suspension, while the second (and third overall) test gets him an additional 80 games.

That makes it the second longest suspension in MLB history according to Passan. The first of course being Alex Rodriguez’s 211 game suspension and the second is Steve Howe’s 119 day suspension.

The amphetamine substance in question is the drug Adderall.

Passan speculates that Tejada, who is 39 years old, will most likely retire rather than sit start next season suspended.

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