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Things are about to reach a boiling point in Major League Baseball. Commissioner Bud Selig is about to drop the hammer on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez with a lifetime ban from baseball.
According to Biogenesis documents, Rodriguez allegedly used performance-enhancing drugs from 2010-2012.
Rodriguez’s attorney, David Cornwell has already stated they will appeal any suspension, regardless of the severity. As many as 20 players were originally linked to Biogenesis, a Miami clinic that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs, but some players could not be disciplined for lack of evidence. There are other athletes from different sports linked to the clinic as well, including the NBA.
In addition to Rodriguez, there are also said to be eight other players who will receive 50-game suspensions. Other names mentioned include; All-Stars Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers and Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers and shortstop Everth Cabrera of the San Diego Padres.
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Alex Rodriguez‘s career may be nearing its end.
Major League Baseball is preparing to suspend Rodriguez for life for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, two sources told USA Today on Wednesday.
The punishment will reportedly be handed down either Thursday or Friday along with announcements of 50-game suspensions for eight other players, including Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta and...
It was only a matter of time T…New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez could be facing a lengthy suspension from MLB over his alleged role in the Biogenesis scandal. We know it’s coming, we just don’t know when or how long his suspension will last. For the complete magazine story (available Wednesday) and to buy a digital version of the issue, go here.-TOAlex Rodriguez Drama...
Alex Rodriguez says he's fighting for his life.
The embattled New York Yankees' slugger did not deny using performance enhancing drugs on Monday in a news conference after Major League Baseball suspended him through the 2014 season. He said he will talk about whether he used PEDs at another time when he is more free to speak.
He did, however, dig in for a battle, saying...
Major League Baseball has been playing hardball with Alex Rodriguez since they began investigating his alleged involvement with Biogenesis, and it is slowly starting to look like the league will get its way. Rodriguez’s lawyers have been adamant throughout the entire process that A-Rod will appeal any suspension he is given, but could they be [...]
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...
Alex Rodriguez once had the smoothest road to Cooperstown paved for him. He was meant to be the elite poster boy for this generation of the game. Well Major League Baseball is making sure he’s the poster boy of something for this generation, it just happens to be steroids.
When you think back to the 19 years we’ve had of Alex Rodriguez it’s really just disappointing to...
Negotiations between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are apparently stuck on Rodriguez's desire to make sure he can cash in on at least some of the remaining $100 million owed under his contract and there's also a wide gap between the suspension he is willing to accept and the one MLB would like to issue two sources familiar with the talks told ESPN's "Outside...
Major League Baseball will likely announce the Biogenesis suspensions this weekend. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, MLB is prepared to ban Alex Rodriguez for life and suspend others due to their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
T.J. Quinn of ESPN reports that A-Rod and Major League Baseball are negotiating a possible suspension, with MLB holding out with the...
If this isn’t protecting “the integrity of, or the maintenance of public confidence in, the game of baseball,” not much would be.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig is moving to use a remote clause in the MLB collective bargaining agreement that includes that phrasing to try to keep Alex Rodriguez from returning to baseball, the New York Daily News reports.
Rodriguez, who is working...
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...
If Major League Baseball were to ban Alex Rodriguez for life because of performance-enhancing drugs the New York Yankees would get off the hook for nearly $100 million in future salary.
The Rangers would not be so lucky.
As the Biogenesis saga slogs on, Alex Rodriguez and his reps are seeking to make a deal with MLB instead of possibly facing a lifetime ban from baseball. While this is not in the least shocking, it seems MLB wants to work out a deal with him as well. One need look no further than the previous sentence to understand why baseball will never, ever be the same again.
The issues in the Biogenesis case are two-fold: 1) the accused players supposedly used PEDs, which is against the rules of MLB’s drug policy, and 2) they used illegal drugs, thereby breaking the real law.
It is there that gives Commissioner Bud Selig authority to go after these guys and dole out punishments, some exceeding the 50-game ban for a first offense.
RODRIGUEZ: Not doing...
Major League Baseball is expected to announce the Biogenesis
suspensions of nine players on Friday, but Alex Rodriguez's fate
remains up in the air, according to a report in the New York Post.
Major League Baseball officials told union leaders during a meeting at the Players Association’s midtown Manhattan offices on Tuesday that they plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic.
Most of the players will be suspended for 50 games but some – including the Yankees’...