Baseball
MLB Suspends A Dozen Players
By Luis Cuevas
Aug 5, 2013 - 1:21:37 PM

UNITED STATES—On Monday, August 5, Major League Baseball has agreed to a 50-game suspensions for a dozen players for their role in the Biogenesis case. Alex Rodriguez is expected to serve the harshest punishment with a 211 game suspension, which would eliminate him from playing the rest of this season and almost all of the 2014 season.  Rodriguez is expected to appeal the decision and played in Monday’s night’s game against Chicago.

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Nelson Cruz

 

The dozen players that will be suspended without the right to appeal are Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Padres shortstop Evereth Cabrera, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello, Houston Astros pitching prospect Sergio Escalona, Yankees outfield prospect Fernando Martinez, free-agent pitcher Fautino De Los Santos and free-agent pitcher Jordan Norberto.

 

Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun was the first player to reach an agreement with the MLB on his connection with the Biogenesis case. The 2011 NL MVP accepted a season ending 65-game suspension last month. The Yankees expect Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other athletes to the clinic, attempting to obstruct an MLB investigation and not being truthful.



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