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Former Athletic, Giant Tejada Linked To Biogenesis Scandal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS Sports) -- Six-time All-Star Miguel Tejada, who has played for the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants, was suspended over the weekend by Major League Baseball for 105 games for his second and third positive tests for amphetamines.

But now reports indicate that MLB also had the option to go after Tejada, now an infielder with the Kansas City Royals, in the Biogenesis investigation that got Alex Rodriguez (pending appeal), Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and several others suspended.

Tejada, according to a source familiar with the case, was given the choice of either accepting the 105-game suspension for amphetamine use or face additional punishment for his Biogenesis connection. Tejada was allegedly a customer of Tony Bosch's shuttered clinic, which is at the heart of baseball's recent rash of suspensions. Bosch is said to have supplied evidence to MLB that Tejada had been a Biogenesis customer

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