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Miguel Tejada is back in the news for the wrong reasons again

Dec 13, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

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Shortstop Miguel Tejada is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez is reporting that Tejada has been suspended for the rest of the Dominican Winter League season after he admitted to purchasing shares in the rival Gigantes del Cibao while actively playing for Aguilas Cibaenas.

From a translated version of Dionisio Soldevilla’s article on MLB.com:

Tejada played for Cibao Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League and admitted earlier this month that three years ago bought the 72% stake of the company that ran the franchise for the city of San Francisco de Macoris.

In an unrelated matter, Tejada will also continue to serve the remaining 64 games on his 105-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball last season after he tested positive twice for Adderall. Tejada failed to renew his exemption, which expired on April 15.

In 167 plate appearances with the Royals in 2013, Tejada posted a .695 OPS. He is currently a free agent.

  1. dondada10 - Dec 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Of all the transgressions an athlete can commit, what hasn’t Tejada done? He lied about his age, he’s had multiple drug suspensions, and now this. He’s a corked bat away from reaching the Lance Armstrong level.

    • kcfanatic - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      I know, but for some reason I still like the guy.

      It is almost like watching the movie Casino. You know Joe Pesci is the bad guy, but you still like him. In the back of your mind you are hoping he crawls out of the hole that they have dug for him in the desert.

    • dcarroll73 - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      Yeah, just like Lance Armstrong if Lance had ever tested positive even once and Tejada had ever won anything even once.

      • gothapotamus90210 - Dec 14, 2013 at 1:22 AM

        He did win an MVP …

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 14, 2013 at 7:45 AM

      America ruined this guy.

      • jimeejohnson - Dec 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM

        I think you’re lying.

  2. sabatimus - Dec 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    This is pretty close to Pete-Rosing it.

  3. sdelmonte - Dec 14, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Oh good. I was worried it was Ruben Tejada.

  4. righthandofjustice - Dec 14, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Apparently in the Dominican Republic it is OK for players to use PED, falsify ID and age, and create fake website. But when it comes to conflict of interest Tejeda got suspended for the season.

    Isn’t it ironic in the U.S. conflict of interest doesn’t seem to apply to Bud Selig, who happened to be a team owner as well as the baseball commissioner at one point?

  5. lostsok - Dec 14, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    I think the most interesting fact of this story is the one that hasn’t been commented on: the team he owns…didn’t want him to play for them?

    That should be a hint, Miggy.

  6. apkyletexas - Dec 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    You just know that Tejada and Kenny Powers party together.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that they’ve invested in cock-fighting roosters together either.

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