Alex Rodriguez and the MLB aren’t able to reach an agreement while the player is set on cashing in on at least some of the remaining $100 million owed under his contract.
In addition, YouWager experts report that there’s also an issue between the suspension he is willing to accept and the one MLB is looking at.
If the 38 year-old doesn’t go for lengthy suspension without appealing, MLB has threatened to suspend him for life, which would force him to fight the league through arbitration.
According to several sources close to the case the length of suspension either side would accept is still not clear, only that the two camps “aren’t anywhere close”.
In repeated occasions Rodriguez’s representatives have said he will fight any suspension.
The New York Yankees have not been part of conversations and the baseball league apparently has taken the position that Rodriguez’s discipline has nothing to do with his contract with this team.
In the mean time, the Yankees announced yesterday that Rodriguez will join the Double-A Trenton Thunder today to play in a rehabilitation assignment game.
If the third baseman is not suspended and prevented from playing pending an appeal, he could rejoin the Yankees as early as Sunday to play the San Diego Padres or the Chicago White Sox on Monday.
Even so, online sports betting fans should expect the punishment to be issued by the league by Sunday. If A-Rod does not agree to a suspension, any MLB discipline likely would include a ban from playing while he appeals, something the star player and the association are expected to fight back.