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Marlins Sign Infielder Miguel Tejada to Minor League Deal

David Banks/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Even though he's currently serving a suspension, the Miami Marlins have signed infielder Miguel Tejada to a minor league deal.

The 39-year-old Tejada is currently serving a 105-game suspension that he began last year for testing positive for an amphetamine. It is his second second positive test for a performance enhancing drug.

Tejada will be eligible to make his debut with the team in their 65th game this season. As long as they have no games postponed, he'll be able to suit up June 10 against the Texas Rangers. He will be allowed to partake in minor league games at the Double-A level or lower on May 31.

As a member of the Kansas City Royals, Tejada received one of the longest suspensions ever handed out by Major League Baseball.

Tejada is a six-time All-Star and was the American League MVP back in 2002.

In 16 Major League seasons, Tejada has batted .285 with 307 home runs and driven in 1,302 runs.


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