Padres' Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games for amphetamines
Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended until Aug. 20 for violating MLB's drug program.
Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Specifically, Maybin's suspension is the result of amphetamine use.
Here's the statement from Major League Baseball:
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has received a 25-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The suspension of Maybin is effective immediately.
Maybin will be eligible to return to the Padres' active roster on Aug. 20.
On Wednesday, Maybin released the following statement through the team:
“I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical condition, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), for which I previously had a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). Unfortunately, in my attempts to switch back to a medicine that had been previously ok’d, I neglected to follow all the rules and as a result I tested positive. I want to assure everyone that this was a genuine effort to treat my condition and I was not trying in any way to gain an advantage in my baseball career. I understand that I must accept responsibility for this mistake and I will take my punishment and will not challenge my suspension. I apologize to my family, friends, fans, teammates, and the entire Padres organization. I look forward to returning to the field and contributing to the success of my Club.”
Maybin, 27, is batting .247/.286/.368 in 62 games for the Padres this season. For his career, he owns an OPS+ of 88 across parts of eight big-league seasons. He's in the third year of a five-year, $25-million contract that also includes an option for 2017.