New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been suspended without pay through the remainder of the 2013 season and entire 2014 season, for “violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” announced Major League Baseball commissioner Allan H. Selig in a statement Monday afternoon.
Official news of the 211 game suspension – which goes into effect Thursday – comes after weeks of speculation that Rodriguez would face a suspension given ties to “anti-aging drug dealer Anthony Bosch, owner of the now-closed Biogenesis clinic in Florida,” reports NBC News.
“I am disappointed with the penalty and intend to appeal and fight this through the process,” said Rodriguez in a statement. “I am eager to get back on the field and be with my teammates in Chicago tonight. I want to thank my family, friends and fans who have stood by my side through all of this.”
The MLB also…
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