It looks like it is only a matter of time before Major League Baseball hands down it’s punishment for the other players involved in the Biogenesis scandal. They’ve already suspended Ryan Braun for the rest of the season with out pay. That has Yankees third baseman working with MLB on his own deal.
But A-Rod and the Yankees are unaware of when punishments will be handed out.
“We’ve been kept out of the process,” general manager Brian Cashman said, via ESPN.com.
And the Yankees players want to avoid comment in the meantime.
“This caught me off guard, so I don’t want to comment too much about it until I know a little bit more, but just the fact that we’re talking about it, it’s not good,” shortstop Derek Jeter said. “Anytime you’re sitting around talking about this kind of stuff, it’s not fun, it’s not good for the game, but it shows that what [MLB is] trying to do is working, you know what I’m saying?”
“I can’t say anything because I don’t know what happened with Alex,” pitcher Mariano Rivera said. “[But] I have to support him. He’s my teammate. He’s my brother. I’m not saying he did or didn’t do it, but if it happens, I can’t throw him in the street. He’s still my brother.”
Andy Pettitte was more supportive of Alex Rodriguez, likely understanding his plight having been through his own PED scandal.
“We’re going to back him up. We’re his teammates. There’s no doubt,” Andy Pettitte said. “But if he did something wrong, you have to be punished for it. But I’ll still back him up. I’m still going to love him because I built the relationship with him. He’s a teammate of mine. You just wish nothing but the best for him.”