Miguel Tejada has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 105 games after testing positive for the amphetamine Adderall twice, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.
This is the second and third time Tejada has tested positive for amphetamines. A second failed test is a 25-game suspension, and a third failed test equals an 80-game suspension. This is why his suspension totals 105 games.
Passan says this is the third longest non-lifetime suspension in baseball history.
Tejada is expected to start serving the suspension while on the 60-day disabled list. Some close to Tejada believe Tejada will choose to retire before serving the remainder of the suspension next season, according to Passan’s report. He was on the 60-day disabled list for a strain calf muscle.
Tejada spent most of his time playing second and third base for the Royals this season. He hit .288/.317/.378 with three home runs, 15 runs scored, and 20 runs batted in.
810 WHB’s Kevin Kietzman suggested there was a chance this story could break on Wednesday when he reported Tejada had a therapeutic-sue exemption that expired in April. Passan does not confirm if Tejada had an expired TUE in his story.
Bob Nightengale confirms the TUE:
Miguel Tejada, who apologized, tested positive twice for Addrerall this year, the last occurring last week, and his TUE expired April 15.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 17, 2013