Major League Baseball officials seeking to put the Biogenesis scandal behind them have offered 50-game suspensions to eight of the nine players facing discipline this week while continuing efforts to hammer out a deal with Alex Rodriguez that would prevent the steroid-stained slugger from ever returning to the field sources told the Daily News.
Officials from MLB union leaders and attorneys for the players linked to the South Florida anti-aging clinic engaged in talks all day Wednesday in an effort to bring closure to baseball’s latest doping scandal so everyone involved can start the 2014 season fresh.
“They want to get it all behind them so they can have a nice clean season next year” the source said.
Another source said the 50-game suspensions were designed to entice the players to immediately accept the discipline without litigation or arbitration. MLB investigators dug up evidence that warranted stiffer penalties.
“They have sufficient evidence to go before the arbitrator b...