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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Miguel Tejada suspended from Dominican winter league for buying shares in rival team

Miguel Tejada has had a 16-year major league career defined by highs, lows and unfathomable missteps, all of which were chronicled by Big League Stew’s Dave Brown back in August. Now comes news from MLB’s Jesse Sanchez — with an assist to Dionisio Soldevila — that Tejada recently ran into more trouble after admitting to purchasing stock in the Gigantes del Cibao Dominican league franchise while serving as an active player with Aguilas Cibaenas.

That falls under two different categories from what we understand. The first would be ‘conflict of interest.’ The second, ‘it’s against league rules,’ which would explain why the Dominican winter league has elected to suspend Tejada for the remainder of their season.

According to Soldevila’s report — which was partially translated by Hardball Talk’s Bill Baer — Tejada’s illegal purchase actually came three years ago when he bought a 72% stake in the company that oversees the baseball franchise for the city of San Francisco de Macoris.

Two season ending suspensions in one year, that’s impressive!


The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: December 15, 2013 at 06:20 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gonfalon B. Posted: December 15, 2013 at 10:02 PM (#4618599)
Los Arañas!
   2. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: December 15, 2013 at 11:38 PM (#4618629)
He thought he was buying shares of B-12! It was an honest mistake.
   3. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: December 16, 2013 at 10:08 AM (#4618718)
Wait, if he owns a 72% stake in a team's parent company, can't he just trade for himself and remove the conflict of interest? Or are owners not allowed to play on their own teams?

Because man, if I owned my own baseball team I'd probably do all sorts of wacky stuff like put myself in the bullpen and occasionally pinch hit.
   4. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: December 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM (#4618798)
I don't know about you, but I suspected if *I* put myself in as a pinch hitter against major league pitching just once I would never, ever do it again.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: December 16, 2013 at 12:06 PM (#4618827)
That is not how I expected the headline sentence to end.

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