According to a report from NBC’s Craig Calcaterra, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will face a lifetime suspension in the Biogenesis case if he does not heed to the upcoming suspension by Major League Baseball.
While rumors have swirled for a few days that Rodriguez could face such punishment, NBC’s Pro Hardball Talk was given confirmation by a source that A-Rod will indeed be facing the lifetime ban if he does not cooperate.
Per Pro Hardball Talk:
A source familiar with the Biogenesis investigation tells HardballTalk that if Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are unable to reach a settlement in connection with the Biogenesis matter, Major League Baseball will suspend Rodriguez for life. Previous reports have only suggested such a move is possible.
Major League Baseball has been fearful of Rodriguez’s desire to appeal any suspension which has forced their hand into the lifetime ban.
There is no word on what Rodriguez plans to do, however, with only a few years left in his playing career Rodriguez may fight the suspension despite the lifetime ban as it’s been reported simply agreeing to the suspension would leave him out of baseball through the 2014 season.