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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