Twelve players are expected to receive 50-game suspensions later today when Major League Baseball announces the results of the Biogenesis case investigation, Those players have agreed not to appeal their penalties, ESPN is reporting.
That list does not include Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees, who is expected to appeal a suspension through the end of the 2014 season, according to souces.
Here is a story from ESPN.com that lists the players involved and also has some background on the case.
CBSsports.com, FOX Sports and Yahoo! Sports have also published reports in the last half-hour.
ESPN reported these players have agreed not to appeal their suspensions:Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers, outfielder; Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres shortstop; Jhonny Peralta, Detroit Tigers shortstop; Antonio Bastardo, Philadelphia Phillies reliever; Jordany Valdespin, New York Mets outfielder; Francisco Cervelli, Yankees catcher; Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners catcher; Cesar Puello, New York Mets outfield prospect; Fautino De Los Santos, San Diego Padres pitching prospect; Sergio Escalona, Houston Astros pitching prospect; Fernando Martinez, New York Yankees outfield prospect; Jordan Norberto, free-agent pitcher.
An officlal announcement from MLB is expected later this afternoon.
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