Report: Biogenesis suspensions looming

Report: Biogenesis suspensions looming
July 28, 2013, 5:30 pm
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The resolution of the Biogenesis case appears close in sight and a once-valiant slugger may see his baseball plans for this season and next completely dissolve.

According to the New York Post, Major League Baseball has given "strong indications" that it will announce any and all suspensions in regards to Biogenesis some time this week. Of course, the first domino fell last week, when Ryan Braun was suspended for the rest of the season for his involvement with the Miami-based clinic, but 15-plus players remain to be punished and the biggest name might receive the worst punishment of all.

Alex Rodriguez has been embroiled in this scandal from the start, and it appears that there is no way he can shake his way out of this trouble. The Yankees slugger, as the Post reports, may receive a suspension that lasts the rest of the 2013 season and covers all of the 2014 campaign.

That would mean the soon to be 38-year-old would not return to the game until he's nearly of 40 years and nearly 30 months after his last performance in an MLB contest.

Rodriguez may face such a stiff penalty due to his significant history with PEDs. The third baseman did admit to PED use from 2001-03 and "MLB believes Rodriguez subsequently lied to its investigators in previous interviews about his usage.”

Considering his age and the length of the potential suspension, it is possible that if this is indeed A-Rod's fate, we may've already seen his last baseball game.

At this point, we don't know for certain that this is the suspension Rodriguez will be levied. But, it is becoming tougher and tougher to believe that we'll see A-Rod in a Yankee uniform, or any uniform, for quite some time.