No lifetime ban? MLB is about to send a clear message — that baseball will welcome back any offender, no matter how heinous his involvement in PEDs.
Alex Rodriguez appeared to be working out at the closed stadium in Trenton and taking batting practice.
Alex Rodriguez played in a simulated game Thursday, probably the last step before the New York Yankees send him on a second minor league injury rehabilitation assignment — if he’s not suspended first.
“Suspensions and testing and the whole drug program that they’ve got is obviously a failure,” Fay Vincent said. “It’s not working, and something has to be done to keep these guys from doing what they’re doing.”
Why the rush? The league apparently wants to give some players the option of serving a 50-game ban before the season ends, the New York Post reported. Just don’t expect it for A-Rod.
It all sounds ominous, though the Yankees third baseman “has no intention of negotiating a settlement” for his alleged part in baseball’s latest PED scandal, according to USA Today.
Will Alex Rodriguez or any of the other players tied in media reports to the Biogenesis of America clinic get disciplined and, if so, when?
Two all-time Yankees say they’ll back up Alex Rodriguez if he’s suspended in the wake of MLB’s investigation into Biogenesis and performance-enhancing drugs.
Not only did Braun let down scores of baseball fans Monday, he riled up players all around the majors. The guys who used to be in his corner. The guys who make up the union membership.
The best possible outcome for Rodriguez would be a 150-game suspension.
Rodriguez is coming back from hip surgery, played seven games for Tampa and Charleston. His rehab assignment can extend through July 21.
He was linked to Biogenesis in a report in January by Miami New Times. It was not known whether Rodriguez refused to answer MLB’s questions.
Rocker is still making noise, a decade after the disgraced pitcher last played in the big leagues.
You could see Cashman’s anger rising like a thermometer over the last few years. He was ardently opposed to giving A-Rod a new contract of any kind in ’07, much less the mammoth extension bestowed upon perhaps the most polarizing player on Earth.
Alex Rodriguez’s attorney, David Cornwell, says MLB’s intel on the shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic is “irreparably tainted.”