(NEW YORK) — Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended 105 games without pay after testing positive an Amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention, the league announced on Saturday.
Tejada’s suspension marks the third-longest non-lifetime suspension the MLB has ever handed out.
The former 2002 American League MVP did not appeal the suspension and will begin to serve the suspension while on the 60-day disabled list. Tejada was placed on the DL this week with a strained calf.
Yahoo! Sports reported that Tejada’s 105 game ban was in part of him twice testing positive for Adderall and that he was leaning towards retirement.
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