MLB suspends 13, including A-Rod

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Major League Baseball suspended 13 players, including New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, for their involvement in the South Florida clinic Biogenesis.

Rodgriguez has been suspended through the end of the 2014 season. He can appeal his suspension under the new collective bargaining agreement rule.

Additionally, Rodriguez can play baseball until the appeals process is over.

The 12 other players, Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo; Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli; Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin; Mariners catcher Jesus Montero; Mets outfielder Cesar Puello; Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona; Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez; free-agent pitchers Fautino De Los Santos and Jordan Norberto; Texas Rangers’ Nelson Cruz; San Diego Padres’ Everth Cabrera; and Johnny Peralto of the Detroit Tigers, were suspended for 50 games each. These 12 players dealt their suspensions so that they can give up the right to appeals, according to reports.

Rodriguez is expected to appeal his suspension, according to