The woes contine for San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin. He's been suspended 25-game without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine, which is in violation of Major League Baseballs
Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Maybins suspension is effective immediately. He is the first major league player during the 2014 season to receive a suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Maybin issued a statement Wednesday through the Players Association.
"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],'' Maybin said. "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."
Maybin was the tenth overall pick in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft by the Detroit Tigers. In 174 at-bats this season, Maybin is hitting .247 with 43 hits, 9 RBIs, and one home run. He's a .248 career hitter in parts of eight big-league seasons with Detroit, Florida and San Diego.
The Padres signed Maybin to a five-year, $25 million contract extension in March 2012, but he's had problems staying on the field. Last year he appeared in only 14 games because of knee and wrist injuries. This year he tore his biceps tendon in spring training and didn't return until late April.
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