Padres’ Maybin Suspended 25 Games by MLB After Flunked Drug Test

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Cameron Maybin of the San Diego Padres scores in the top of the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on June 24, 2014. Close

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Cameron Maybin of the San Diego Padres scores in the top of the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on June 24, 2014.

San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine, Major League Baseball said today in an e-mailed release.

The suspension of Maybin, 27, is effective immediately. He is hitting .247 with one home run and nine runs batted in 62 games this season.

Maybin released a statement through the Major League Baseball Players Association saying that his flunked drug test occurred while he was switching medication for a long-term condition and that “I was not trying in any way to gain an advantage in my baseball career.”

“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 in the statement. “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.”

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