New York, NY (Sports Network) - The legal team for Alex Rodriguez is
reportedly engaging in talks with Major League Baseball officials for a
possible plea agreement for the New York Yankees third baseman regarding his
alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, the New York Daily News
reported Saturday night.
Three sources familiar with the ongoing investigation told the Daily News that
Rodriguez would receive a 150-game suspension as a best-case scenario, a
penalty that could conceivably mark the end of the currently injured slugger's
accomplished and controversial career.
Rodriguez and his attorneys met extensively with MLB officials in Tampa, where
the three-time American League MVP is rehabbing from hip surgery performed in
January with the Yankees' Single-A affiliate, on Friday. According to the
report, a shaken Rodriguez then convened with representatives from the Players
Association for a hour and a half before failing to show up for the Tampa
Yankees' game, which was eventually rained out, that night.
The league is believed to have uncovered substantial evidence, which includes
testimony from Biogenesis of America founder Anthony Bosch, that Rodriguez
both purchased and used a number of substances from the Miami-based anti-aging
clinic over several years that would be in violation of baseball's joint drug
If Rodriguez is indeed found to have committed multiple infractions of the
drug policy, he could be subject to a lifetime ban. A 150-game suspension,
which would in essence keep the star infielder away from the sport for close
to two full years, would pose a major threat to him ever playing in the majors
again as well.
Rodriguez will turn 38 on July 27 and has four seasons still remaining on a
10-year, $275 million contract the Yankees re-signed him to prior to the 2008
The 14-time All-Star is one of the most notable names among a group of 20
current or former MLB players that are potentially facing suspensions for
buying performance-enhancing substances from Biogensis. Milwaukee Brewers
outfielder Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League MVP, has also been linked to
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