The 2013 season is anything from ordinary. Another suspension was issued today, as Miguel Tejada was suspended 105 games for amphetamines, a performance enhancing drug, the third longest suspension in MLB history (A-Rod 211 games, Steve Howe 119 days).
The 2002 American League MVP is the third former MVP to be suspended this season (Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun). The 39-year-old has only appeared in 53 games this season, and currently sits on the DL, which is where he will stay for the rest of the season. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports said that Tejada is likely to retire, then rather sit out the first 64 games next year.
Tejada has tested positive once before. He has 2,407 hits and 307 HR in 2,171 games in the big leagues. The current Royals IF has spent most of his career at short and third base, providing a solid bat in the lineup with average power.
This suspension isn't going to shake baseball up quite as much as the Biogenesis suspensions earlier in the season, but still shows, once again, at you will be caught if you take the PEDs. Tejada was a great player at one time, and it's unknown if he was on drugs during his MVP season. Just like every other star on drugs, you have to question if they were on drugs during their best parts of their career.