Nearly five years ago, former A's star Miguel Tejada was banned 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, Adderall, while on the Royals. Fast forward and the junior of Tejada is now in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Miguel Tejada Jr. reportedly tested positive for the steroid Stanozolol. The 15-year-old was set to sign with the White Sox on the international market.
BREAKING NEWS: Son of former MLB player Miguel Tejada, tested positive for steroid Stanozolol. Player was about to sign a with Chicago White Sox, but the team decided not to sign Tejada JR due to positive test.
(Vía @williamaish / @_acelado)#ZDeportes @z101digital @ZDeportes— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) July 4, 2018
Boom: Hijo de Miguel Tejada da positivo a estanozolol; White Sox deja sin efecto su firma
Aquí la historia completa:https://t.co/vboPS7tunN pic.twitter.com/4HKa3NH8D9— William Aish (@williamaish) July 4, 2018
Miguel Tejada and Miguel Tejada Jr become the first father-son combo in baseball to test positive for a PED.#ZDeportes @z101digital @ZDeportes— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) July 4, 2018
Tejada Jr. previously played outfield, but has recently moved to shortstop, where his father mainly played over his 16-year MLB career. You can see Tejada Jr. show off his hitting, speed and arm in the video below:
In 2009, the former A's star shortstop was the first high-profile player convicted of a crime for baseball's steroids era. Tejada pled guilty to misleading Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs. He also said he bought Human Growth Hormone while playing with the A's, but threw the HGH in the trash before using it.
The elder Tejada won the 2002 American League MVP with the A's. Leading Oakland to a 103-59 record to win the AL West, Tejada hit .308 with 34 home runs and 131 RBI. Tejada finished his career as a six-time All-Star, .285 career hitter and knocked 307 home runs between the A's, Orioles, Astros, Royals, Giants, and Padres.