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Miguel Tejada | Second Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/25/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Miguel Tejada was suspended for the remainder of the Dominican winter league season on Friday after purchasing shares of a rival club.
Tejada was on the active roster for Aguilas Cibaenas, but bought into the Gigantes del Cibao franchise. The 39-year-old came did a nice job in 53 games with the Royals in 2013, slashing .288/.317/.378 before he was suspended for testing positive for amphetamines. If he latches on elsewhere, he'll have to sit out the first 64 games of the 2014 season. Fri, Dec 13, 2013 10:13:00 PM

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MLB released a statement Wednesday confirming that they found no violations by Miguel Tejada in connection with the Biogenesis investigation.

This is contrary to a report by ESPN's Pedro Gomez earlier this week. Either way, Tejada was recently handed a 105-game suspension for amphetamine use and will have to sit out the first 64 games next season before being eligible to return. It's possible we have seen the last of him in the majors.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Miguel Tejada will be suspended 105 games for testing positive for amphetamines.

It's the third longest suspension in MLB history. Tejada tested positive for Adderall in the past and failed two drug tests this season, which resulted in the 105 game ban. The 39-year-old will not appeal the suspension. Tejada is expected to retire after serving the first 41 games while on the disabled list.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 01:58:00 PM

Royals transferred INF Miguel Tejada from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Tejada landed on the disabled list over the weekend with a strained right calf. The move essentially ends his season while clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly-acquired Emilio Bonifacio.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Royals placed INF Miguel Tejada on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf.

Tejada suffered the injury during Saturday's game. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be on the shelf. Irving Falu has taken his spot on the roster.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Miguel Tejada left Saturday's game with right calf tightness.

It's not clear at this point how long Tejada might be sidelined. "When I dove, I felt my calf pull," Tejada said Saturday. "They are going to wait until tomorrow to evaluate me."
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Miguel Tejada will start his fourth consecutive game at second base on Tuesday.

Tejada again replaces Chris Getz, who is nursing a sore left knee. The 39-year-old is batting .284 with three homers and 15 RBIs over 116 at-bats and can be used in AL-only leagues when he's in the lineup.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Miguel Tejada went 2-for-2 off the bench and scored the winning run for the Royals against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Tejada still isn't playing very much -- this was just his third appearance in June -- even though he's been one of the Royals' most productive players in his limited action. He's batting .333 with two homers in 51 at-bats for the season. Meanwhile, the guys ahead of him at second, third and short on the depth chart have all been terrible of late.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 05:44:00 PM

Miguel Tejada smacked his second home run of the season in a losing effort against the Angels on Friday.

He finished the night 1-for-3. Surprisingly, Tejada has actually been a fairly useful player in his limited at-bats, hitting .333/.375/.567 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in his first 32 at-bats. The 39-year old could even be fantasy relevant if he found his way into everyday at-bats.
Fri, May 24, 2013 11:16:00 PM

Miguel Tejada's first homer since July 16, 2011 was a three-run shot off the Astros' Dallas Keuchel on Monday.

Tejada has started just seven games this season, even though the Royals have gotten terrible production at third base, second base and first base. What's the harm in giving him an expanded role for a bit? For what it's worth, he's gone 9-for-27 with six RBI in his limited action.
Mon, May 20, 2013 11:40:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of INF Miguel Tejada from Triple-A Omaha.

Tejada didn't appear in the majors last season but is getting another shot with the Royals. He should see some starts at second base against lefties.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Miguel Tejada reported to Royals' camp Saturday.

Tejada got a late start after falling ill in his native Dominican Republic. The veteran infielder is fighting for a job as a utility infielder.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Miguel Tejada has yet to report to Royals' camp due to illness.

Tejada was prepared to board a plane in his native Dominican Republic Thursday before falling ill. The Royals instructed him to stay at home and attempt to report to camp Saturday if he feels better. The illness won't affect Tejada's bid for an Opening Day roster spot.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Dave Skretta of the Associated Press reports that the Royals have signed free agent Miguel Tejada.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman adds that it's a minor league deal with a spring training invite. Tejada, 38, did not appear in the majors in 2012 and hit just .239/.270/.326 in 343 plate appearances with the Giants in 2011. He'll have to battle for a spot on Kansas City's Opening Day roster and is doubtful to become fantasy-relevant.
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 07:38:00 PM

ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports that the Marlins have been "checking out" Miguel Tejada in the Dominican Winter League.

The Marlins are looking to acquire a third baseman with just Greg Dobbs and Kevin Kouzmanoff on their active roster. Tejada, 38, didn't appear at the major league level last season, but could be considered for a spring training invite. Stark adds that the Marlins have also "kicked the tires" on free agents Placido Polanco and Brandon Inge.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 10:47:00 AM

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7Francisley Bueno
8Michael Mariot
9Danny Duffy
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