The world of baseball has been rocked with a major doping scandal over the past few days as their highest-paid performer faces a possible season ban over drug offences.
Alex Rodriguez, who plies his trade with the New York Yankees, has been accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs such as testosterone in an effort to boost his performances.
According to Sky Sports, Rodriguez is one of 13 players who have been accused.
In the same story it was revealed that the company involved in the scandal was Biogenesis America and that A-Rod has already admitted to doping while he was with the Texas Rangers.
The news follows their poor result on Monday evening against the White Sox which saw them lose 8-1 in a tie that Rodriguez batted poorly on his season debut.
CNN reported earlier in the week that the baseball superstar planned to appeal the decision – which extends as far as the end of the 2014 season – something the rest of the guilty parties did not do.
So, Rodriguez must now wait and see what exactly his appeal can do. More than likely, it will only delay the inevitable as the MLB are likely to enforce the ban so as to set an example.
Of course, the 34-year-old batsman is still allowed to play as he appeals the decision from the powers that be meaning that he might be able to keep turning out for the Yankees for another few weeks or even months.
Granted, the scandal could well upset the Yankees, as underlined by their disappointing loss on Monday, so the team will have to tread very carefully as to how they plan to resolve the situation.
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