Major League Baseball could deliver a serious blow to the career of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. The 37-year-old is rehabbing from a hip injury and is scheduled to return on July 22, but if the league hands down suspensions for the Biogenesis scandal, Rodriguez could miss that return date and much more.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Rodriguez could be facing a 150-game suspension from the MLB for his connection with the steroid clinic.
Rodriguez did not report to his rehab game with Class A Tampa following a lengthy meeting with Major League Baseball officials, because of what the story considers negotiations for a potential plea deal.
The 150-game suspension would be a combination of the punishment handed down for first and second offenses.
Along with Rodriguez, a total of 20 players could be facing suspensions for their relationship with Biogenesis. One of the most notable players is Ryan Braun, who could face a 100-game suspension of his own.
It is going to be interesting to see how the post-break suspensions come down, but it isn’t looking good for the stars that have had their names linked to the Miami steroid clinic.