First Group of Suspensions Handed out by MLB

According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the long awaited suspensions in regards to the Biogenesis have been given out. Tigers’ Jhonny Peralta, Mets’ Jordany Valdespin, Padres’ Everth Cabrera, Rangers’ Nelson Cruz and Phillies’ Antonio Bastardo have all agreed to accept 50 game suspensions. The big name, Alex Rodriguez, has yet to be suspended, but it’s expected that news of his suspension should be out very soon. His suspension, of course, will be the big bombshell – A-Rod is expected to be suspended through the 2014 season, which at his age could be the end of his career. The full list of suspended players are as follows:

Antonio Bastardo – Philadelphia Phillies
Cesar Puello – New York Mets
Everth Cabrera – San Diego Padres
Fautino De Los Santos – San Diego Padres
Fernando Martinez – New York Yankees
Francisco Cervelli – New York Yankees
Jesus Montero – Seattle Mariners
Jhonny Peralta – Detroit Tigers
Jordan Norberto – Free Agent
Jordany Valdespin – New York Mets
Nelson Cruz – Texas Rangers
Sergio Escalona – Houston Astros

SGN Senior Correspondent Liam Bancroft