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See you in 2015, Alex Rodriguez suspended by MLB

By Robert Rodriguez - Aug 05, 2013

Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez on Monday for the rest of this season and all of the 2014 season for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and the Basic Agreement.

Rodriguez will appeal the decision and can play until the process is complete. He is scheduled to make his season debut for the Yankees tonight vs. the Chicago White Sox.

The suspension is based on findings in its investigation of the Biogenesis clinic. The statement from Commissioner Bud Selig's office said: "Rodriguez's discipline under the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program is based on his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone, over the course of multiple years.

"Rodriguez's discipline under the Basic Agreement is for attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner's investigation.

"The suspension, which will become effective on Thursday, August 8th, will cover 211 Championship Season games and any 2013 Postseason games in which Rodriguez otherwise would have been eligible to play."

The New York Yankees and MLB reportedly had been talking with Rodriguez’s camp about a possible settlement, but those talks broke down over the weekend.

Despite the headlines, Rodriguez is ready to go for tonight's game against the Chicago White Sox.



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