Alex Rodriguez suspended 211 games
On Monday, the MLB came down with the thunder of the Norwegian god, suspending 12 players for 50 games for their connection to the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. Those players are:
– Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers
– Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres
– Jhonny Peralta, Detroit Tigers
– Antonio Bastardo, Philadelphia Phillies
– Francisco Cervelli, New York Yankees
– Fernando Martinez, New York Yankees
– Jordany Valdespin, New York Mets
– Cesar Puello, New York Mets
– Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners
– Sergio Escalona, Houston Astros
– Fautino De Los Santos, free-agent pitcher
– Jordan Norberto, free-agent pitcher
But the most notable suspension belongs to Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. The league suspended Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season and all of 2014, a suspension of 211 games. Rodriguez’s attorney said his client plans on appealing the suspension, which is set to take effect on Thursday. The MLB Player’s Association have said they will support Rodriguez in his appeal.
Rodriguez is expected to be in the Yankees’ lineup for their Monday night game in Chicago.
Information from ESPN.com was used in this article.