NEW YORK - Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended for 105 games by Major League Baseball, the league announced Saturday.
Tejada, a former American League MVP winner, tested positive for amphetamines. He had previously tested positive for the drug.
Due to Tejada's previous positive test for amphetamines, he was subject to a 25-game ban for a second test and an 80-game suspension for a third, leading to the 105 game total. Both the second and third test occured this season while Tejada was with the Royals.
According to a report from Yahoo Sports, Tejada's suspension will be the third longest non-lifetime ban in MLB history, behind Alex Rodriguez's recent 211 game ban and a 119 game ban of Steve Howe in 1992.
Tejada, who signed a one-year deal with the Royals last offseason, will begin serving the suspension while on the 60-day disabled list with a strained calf muscle. He would need to fulfill the remainder of the suspension next season before he's eligible to play.
Tejada was hitting .288 with three homers and 20 RBIs in 53 games before getting hurt.
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