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Miguel Tejada receives 105-game suspension for illegal use of Adderall

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The scourge of drugs and baseball claimed its third former MVP in a month when Miguel Tejada was suspended Saturday for 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.

The Kansas City Royals infielder drew one of the longest penalties handed down by Major League Baseball. His ban came after Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games and Brewers star Ryan Braun got a 65-game penalty that will keep him off the field for the rest of the season.

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Tejada tested positive for Adderall, a substance the 39-year-old has used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because those details were not made public.

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• The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed reliever Ramon Troncoso on the disabled list with inflammation of the lining around his heart. To take his spot on the roster, Chicago purchased the contract of Jake Petricka.

• The new lawyer for Alex Rodriguez, opening a fresh defense for a player who sees himself as unfairly targeted by Major League Baseball and his team, said that the New York Yankees tried to hasten the end of his career by playing him when he was injured and that baseball’s commissioner is determined to brand Rodriguez as the “poster boy” for doping. The lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, said the Yankees and the commissioner, Bud Selig, were working together to sideline him from baseball and nullify his contract, under which he is still owed $86 million after this year.

• Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin. The A’s will make the move Sunday and recall lefty Tommy Milone.

• Texas right-hander Alexi Ogando has gotten an injection in his right shoulder and will miss his scheduled start Monday against Houston.

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