Baseball fans have been waiting for the league to take action against the players involved in the Biogenesis clinic scandal. The first domino fell yesterday when Ryan Braun made a deal, admitted his guilt and was suspended for the rest of the season without pay.
The next players on the chopping block are New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, pitcher Bartolo Colon and Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz.
A-Rod is working on a deal with the league office according to one of ESPN’s sources.
Sources, though, conceded that the suspension of Braun could be a precursor to a similar punishment for Rodriguez, who is currently on the disabled list with a strained quadriceps. “My understanding is he’s trying to make a deal,’’ a source said. “But I don’t think it’s going to happen [Monday].”
The deal that Braun struck with the MLB is why his punishment was announced Monday. The plan for the other players involved is to announce their punishments all at once. Alex Rodriguez is thought to be one of the players facing suspension.
But no one knows what’s coming, not the Yankees, not A-Rod.
“We’ve been kept out of the process,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.