New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez is "all but assured" of receiving a suspension for his involvement in MLB's Biogenesis case, sources told CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. It's likely that Rodriguez will be issued the standard 50-game ban for first-time offenders.
Like the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, Rodriguez refused to speak with MLB investigators when interviewed regarding the scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs. Players have likely been cautioned by their representatives to remain quiet as to give them the upper hand for any appeal if they are charged.
According to CBS, Biogenesis-related appeals are only possible if players were charged without receiving positive tests for performance-enhancing substances.
The foundation of MLB's investigation comes from testimony from Biogenesis' former proprietor, Tony Bosch, who is informing the league of the case's details. It's expected that around 15 players could be suspended.
As the scandal has been ongoing, Rodriguez has reached another setback in his attempt to return for the Yankees. He was planning to play Monday but an MRI showed a left quad strain that will keep him out of action.