BREAKING NEWS: Cameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games for PED Use


Cameron Maybin was suspended for 25 games today for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to Bob Nightingale of USA Today. Maybin tested positive for the use of amphetamines.

The suspension signified that this is the second time that Maybin tested positive. According to the Joint Drug Agreement in Major League Baseball, players who test positive for this type of substance the first time will be subject to additional testing. The second positive results in a suspension.

Maybin will not be paid during the suspension.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Maybin released the following in a prepared statement:

"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). 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. I want to assure everyone that this was a genuine effort to treat my condition and I was not trying in any way to gain an advantage in my baseball career. I understand that I must accept responsibility for this mistake and I will take my punishment and will not challenge my suspension. I apologize to my family, friends, fans, teammates, and the entire Padres organization. I look forward to returning to the field and contributing to the success of my Club."

In a corresponding move, the Padres have called up former major-league outfielder Jeff Francoeur from their AAA affiliate in El Paso.

This is the third PED-related suspension of a Padres player in past two years. In 2013, Yasmani Grandal and Everth Cabrera served suspensions for testing positive for banned substances.