The Biogenesis case has come to another important development while the MLB suspending Alex Rodriguez through the end of the 2014 season and banning 12 others for 50 games, including three All-Stars: Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers, Everth Cabrera of the San Diego Padres and Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers.
According to what YouWager has learned, A-Rod has called the past seven months a “nightmare.”
It has been said by MLB commissioner Bud Selig that Rodriguez’s punishment will beginand cover the rest of the 2013 regular baseball season, the 2013 postseason and the 2014 regular season.
In addition, Selig said that the suspension was allowed under the drug program’s protocols and was based on the 38 year-old’s “use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone, over the course of multiple years.”
A-Rod’s suspension is the equivalent of 211 regular-season games because he has 72 hours to inform baseball that he will appeal. His lawyer, David Cornwell, has stated that his client would appeal and he would “pursue all legal remedies available to Alex.”
The New York Yankees third baseman will be allowed to play until his appeal is heard. On that note, he had one hit in four at-bats as the struggling Bronx Bombers lost 8-1 to the Chicago White Soxnight in the star player’s season debut.
Rodriguez also was relentlessly booed and jeered by the White Sox fans, while being subject to chants of “Steroids! Steroids!”
Online sports betting fans following this case can rest assured that the MLB Players Association is prepared to support Rodriguez in his appeal.
The 12 other baseball players agreed to deals for their suspensions in which they gave up the right to appeal.
The other nine, in addition to Cruz, Cabrera and Peralta, include:
• Francisco Cervelli, Yankees catcher (on DL)
• Jordany Valdespin, New York Mets outfielder (minors)
• Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners catcher (minors)
• Cesar Puello, Mets outfielder (minors)
• Sergio Escalona, Houston Astros pitcher (minors)
• Fernando Martinez, Yankees outfielder (minors)
• Fautino De Los Santos, free-agent pitcher
• Jordan Norberto, free-agent pitcher