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NEW YORK — Pressure to get suspensions over with before the playoffs could force an end to negotiations in baseball’s latest drug scandal.
Monday appears to be the deadline for Alex Rodriguez and 13 others to accept suspensions for their ties to the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic. While A-Rod is expected to get a lengthy ban, a penalty starting that day would allow Texas All-Star outfielder Nelson Cruz to return for October.
Major League Baseball is prepared to issue two simultaneous announcements no later than Monday, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Thursday. One would list players who accept suspensions; the other would name those disciplined without deals, but who could challenge penalties before an arbitrator.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized.
Most players face 50-game suspensions for their links to the now-closed Florida clinic, which has been accused of distributing banned performance-enha...
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Alex Rodriguez is back to talking again.
Friday has come and gone, and with it Arod hasn’t been banned in perpetuity, nor has he even been suspended. Rodriguez spoke to the media after a rehab game, in which he homered on Friday and was all too candid.
Arod confessed that he’s ready to start now and then went on to plant another seed in his conspiracy allegations. When speaking...
The Alex Rodriguez saga has taken another turn.
Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees have rejected meetings with Alex Rodriguez's camp, a major league source confirmed.
The news was first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Daily News.
Barring any last-minute change, MLB plans to suspend A-Rod for at least this season and next.
The beleagered third baseman...
TRENTON, N.J. — A seemingly relaxed Alex Rodriguez rejoined the New York Yankees’ Double-A farm team on Friday for what might be his final games before a lengthy suspension from Major League Baseball.
The 38-year-old third baseman smiled a lot, met his temporary teammates on the Trenton Thunder and shook hands with coaches after stepping on the field at 4:13 p.m. He walked on...
Play with fire and you get burned.
MLB was none too please with the stunt Arod pulled after his minor league game on Friday where he addressed the media. As reported earlier, Arod held very little back and spoke openly that many people were quote ‘creating ways’ to cancel his contract. In the process Arod not only pissed off the Yankees but Major League Baseball and now they’re...
Yankees are ready to exhale the second MLB delivers the death blow.
If Biogenesis-gate has taught us one all important thing it’s that Major League Baseball has finally grown a back bone and isn’t playing around when it comes to players and performance enhancing drugs.
USA Today dropped the expected, but still shocking bombshell that MLB is very serious about hitting Arod...
Alex Rodriguez brushed aside any worries about a pending suspension, saying he's headed to Chicago and plans to play for the New York Yankees on Monday night.
"I'm excited to play Monday," the star third baseman said after drawing four straight walks with Double-A Trenton on Saturday night. "I can't wait to see my teammates. I feel like I can help them...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The Detroit Tigers know what's coming, so they went out and got themselves a new shortstop for the rest of the season. The Yankees know, too, though they don't seem nearly as concerned about their upcoming loss.
The dominoes are falling in baseball's latest drug scandal and by now everyone but Alex Rodriguez...
It’s decision time for Alex Rodriguez.
SBNation is reporting that the MLB has given A-Rod an ultimatum in regards to the ongoing Biogenesis PED case. Either agree to a plea deal with the MLB or face a lifetime ban.
According to Craig Calcaterra of Hardballtalk:
The source (a source close to the Biogenesis case that Calcaterra is in contact with) says that Major League Baseball...
When the Biogenesis suspensions are announced on Monday expect Alex Rodriguez' suspension/ban to be the most severe. 14 total players are expected to be suspended on Monday, with most of the players receiving 50-game bans.
The New York Daily News is reporting that Alex Rodriguez is facing a 'minimum' of a 214-game ban. MLB will not talk about a suspension settlement...
The New York Yankees may be the biggest winners when Major League Baseball inevitably announces that it has suspended Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod, who has two bad hips and a quad that may or may not be lame, is currently playing under one of the worst contracts in all of sports. The Yankees still owe him [...]
Major League Baseball is no longer negotiating a possible plea agreement with Alex Rodriguez's camp report Bill Madden Michael O'Keeffe and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News. MLBPA head Michael Weiner contacted the league directed on A-Rod's behalf but was rebuffed.
“They asked for a meeting [Saturday] morning and were told ‘no'” said one of the Daily...
Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out
of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to
fight a lengthy suspension for his role in baseball's latest drug
scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
The longer Alex Rodriguez could be suspended the more it could help the New York Yankees. And that infuriates Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
Forget the money and drugs — it's competitive imbalance that has Showalter steamed.
Showalter who managed Rodriguez on the Texas Rangers says he has no interest in discussing the suspension possibilities surrounding the Yankees...
Major League Baseball has been embroiled in steroid scandal for the better part of a decade now. It has come to a head with MLB aggressively pursuing suspensions on former MVPs Ryan Braun (he accepted a plea deal) and Alex Rodriguez (he might be facing a lifetime ban if he does not accept a deal).
Those suspensions are coming down the pike very soon if baseball is your sport...