Miguel Tejada signs with Marlins

Updated: May 19, 2014, 3:08 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Suspended infielder Miguel Tejada has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins.

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John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCTMiguel Tejada, who is serving a 105-game suspension, can appear in minor league games at Double-A or lower beginning May 31. He then could appear in the majors after the Marlins' 65th game.

Tejada is serving a 105-game suspension he began last year for testing positive for an amphetamine.

He would be eligible to play in the Marlins' 65th game, which would be June 10 at Texas if they don't have any games postponed until after that date. He could appear in minor league games at Double-A or lower beginning May 31.

Tejada was with the Kansas City Royals last year when he drew one of the longest penalties handed down by Major League Baseball. The six-time All-Star was American League MVP in 2002.

The Marlins also released veteran reliever Carlos Marmol on Monday. He had been designated for assignment after struggling in many of his 15 appearances.


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