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Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games for positive amphetamine test

Maybin will begin serving the suspension immediately.

Denis Poroy

Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended on Wednesday for 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, a violation of the Major League Baseball Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Maybin, 27, is hitting .247/.286/.368 with one home run and 12 doubles in 62 games this season for San Diego. He also missed the first 25 games of the season with a ruptured biceps tendon suffered early in spring training.

Maybin, who will begin serving the suspension immediately, released a 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)," Maybin explained. "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."

The earliest Maybin could return to the Padres is Aug. 20.