Suspension terms: 211 games, effective Aug. 8
The suspension the Yankees third baseman faces will keep him out of baseball until the end of the 2014 season. He had been hoping to return to the Yankees for the past couple of weeks, but instead was kept out of major league games, although he is eligible to play while he appeals his suspension.
The three-time AL MVP is the second MVP, after Braun, to be suspended for a drug violation. Rodriguez has hit 647 home runs in his career, 13 behind Willie Mays for third all-time. Rodriguez’s suspension is to be much longer than others involved in the scandal because of reports that he actively recruited other players to Biogenesis, as well as suspicion that he interfered with MLB’s investigation into the issue.
Rodriguez is the only player who is appealing his suspension.