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Carlos Ruiz has an exemption to allow him to use Adderall in 2014

Carlos Ruiz

Philadelphia Phillies’ Carlos Ruiz (51) is shown in during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)


Carlos Ruiz was suspended for 25 games for using a stimulant at the start of last season. They never said what the substance was he was using, but it’s reported today that he has received an exemption for Adderall -- which would otherwise be banned -- for the 2014 season.

Makes one wonder why he didn’t get the exemption before. And makes one think again about how much more overrepresented ADHD diagnosis are among baseball players than among the population at large.