MLB says Miguel Tejada had no PED violation stemming from Biogenesis

MLB has absolved Miguel Tejada of any ties to Biogenesis.
MLB has absolved Miguel Tejada of any ties to Biogenesis. (USATSI)

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Over the weekend we heard Miguel Tejeda, who was recently suspended 105 games for amphetamine use, may have had ties to the South Florida performance-enhaning drug hub Biogenesis. On Wednesday, Major League Baseball released a statement absolving Tejeda of any Biogenesis-related infraction:

“The Office of the Commissioner investigated all allegations regarding players associated with Anthony Bosch and Biogenesis. The investigation found no violation by Miguel Tejada of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program."

Tejada, 39, hit .288/.317/.378 with three home runs in 53 games for the Royals this season before being suspended. He tested positive for a banned amphetamine after his therapeutic use exemption expired. Tejada was on the DL with a calf injury at the time of the suspension.

Several years ago, Tejada was mentioned in the Mitchell Report for having received PEDs at least once. He has plead guilty to perjury in front of Congress when discussing PEDs and in 2008 had to admit that he'd been lying about this age for years.

Given the timing and the length of the suspension, it seems unlikely Tejada will ever play again at the big league level.

CBS Sports Writer

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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