Of all the hands in the Biogenesis scandal, A-Rod’s may be the dirtiest.
Major League Baseball will announce at 3 pm EST the suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season and all of the 2014 season for his involvement with Tony Bosch and BioGenesis. Rodriguez has already proclaimed he would appeal the decision — which means he could possibly be in the Yankees lineup tonight against the Chicago White Sox.
Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for 211 games beginning August 8th. But the suspension will be stayed until his appeal is heard.
The names of players suspended for 50-games for their involvement in the BioGenesis scandal includes: Nelson Cruz (Texas Rangers), Jhonny Peralta (Detroit Tigers), Everth Cabrera (San Diego Padres), Francisco Cerwvelli (New York Yankees) Antonio Bastardo (Philadelphia Phillies), Jordany Valdepin (New York Mets), Jesus Montero (Seattle Mariners).
Minor leaguers who were suspended: Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, Houston pitcher Sergio Escalona and San Diego pitcher Fautino De los Santos and free-agent pitcher Jordan Norbert, who played in the Arizona system last season.
Today’s announcement was the greatest mass suspension in the sport’s history.