A-Rod Suspended Without Pay for Drug Violations

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is eligible to play while he appeals the penalty.
1:30 | 08/05/13

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This is a special report from ABC news. I'm -- company or -- ABC news digital special report after weeks of whispers and speculation it is official Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez has been suspended 211. Games. That is the rest of the season beginning August 8. And all of 2014. Now in addition to that suspension twelve players including. Stars Nelson Cruz slugger from the Texas Rangers Detroit Tigers star Jhonny Peralta they have been suspended for fifty gains. All of those players have accepted their bans. And shortly after the details of those bands came house. The commissioner Bud Selig had this statement to say that this case resolving any illustrates that the strength of our program. Is not limited on -- testing we continue to attack this issue on every front from science and research education and awareness. To fact finding an investigative skills and so as we just heard. The announcement coming this afternoon that -- Rodriguez will be suspended 211 games that is the rest of the 2013. Season after August -- so he will we played tonight. As scheduled in Chicago against the White Sox. And from that point on 211 games will be -- -- now without pay twelve other players as well have been suspended fifty games that is the latest coming from the MLB. A complete report on abcnews.com. For now I'm Dan that's our New York with this ABC news digital special report.

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