ALEX RODRIGUEZ SUSPENDED THROUGH 2014 SEASON
by Billy Dunkley
posted Aug 5 2013 3:42PM
For his relationship with Biogenesis of America, Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez through the 2014 season. Penalites were also handed out to All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Johnny Peralta and Everth Cabrera, each being banned for 50 games.
Last month, Ryan Braun was given a 65-game suspension. With today's disciplinary action, 18 players have been given penalties for their association with Biogenesis of America.
Rodriguez' suspension is by far the worst, covering 211 games. The suspension will be active this Thursday.
According to the Associated Press, the action taken by Major League Baseball is the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.