Tejada suspended for 105 games
Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended for 105 games without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine.
Tejada, the 2002 American League Most Valuable Player Award winner, has been suspended after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's drug program, MLB has announced.
The 39-year-old, whose ban is effective immediately, said in a statement issued through the Major League Baseball Players Association today that he took a banned substance while re-applying for a Therapeutic Use Exemption due to a medical condition.
"I apologise to my team-mates, the Royals organisation and to the Kansas City fans," Tejada said in the statement.
"I have a medical condition that requires medication to treat. I took that medication while re-applying for a Therapeutic Use Exemption. Under the requirements of the Joint Drug Program, I made a mistake in doing so."
Tejada is currently on the 60-day disabled list with the Royals due to a calf strain. He joined Kansas as a free agent in the off-season and has struck three home runs and 20 RBIs in 53 games for the team.