Well, the hammer finally dropped and punishments for the now infamous Biogenesis scandal have been handed out. Ryan Braun was the first to receive his suspension of 65 games, then earlier today 12 more players received 50-game suspensions, including Rangers’ slugger Nelson Cruz. Finally, the much anticipated A-Rod suspension was announced, coming in at 211 games. Ouch. The distaste for the way Rodriguez and his camp handled the entire situation was obvious in the language used by the league, “Rodriguez’s discipline under the Basic Agreement is for attempting to cover-up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obscure and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner’s Investigation”. It is expected that A-Rod will appeal the suspension to enable himself to play until the appeal process is complete.
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