(New York, NY) — Several pro baseball players are reportedly accepting 50-game bans for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs. Reports indicate the list of players includes Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta and San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera. The players have links to Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to receive a stiffer ban.
“A-Rod” is expected to be suspended for the remainder of this season and all of next season. He’s also said to be making his season debut tonight for the Yanks after missing the first half of the season due to undergoing hip surgery. Rodriguez will reportedly be allowed to play while he appeals the ban.
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List of named players follows:
Nelson Cruz – Rangers
Jhonny Peralta – Tigers
Antonio Bastardo – Phillies
Jordany Valdespin – Mets (minors)
Everth Cabrera – Padres
Francisco Cervelli – Yankees
Jesus Montero – Mariners (minors)
Cesar Puello – Mets (minors)
Sergio Escalona – Astros (minors)
Fautino De Los Santos – Padres (minors)
Fernando Martinez – Yankees (minors)
Jordan Norberto – Free agent
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