Report: Royals Miguel Tejada Suspended 105 Games for Adderall use

Miguel Tejada


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 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 in a test this season. A third positive, in close proximity to the second, called for an additional 80-game suspension, totaling a concurrent 105. 

Tejada, who was placed on the 60-day disables list by the Royals, will not appeal the ruling and will begin serving the suspension immediately. Tejada’s suspension is the third longest ever handed down by the MLB, only Alex Rodriguez and Steve Howe, has received longer bans.