MLB to Drop Hammer Alex Rodriguez Faces Long Suspension

More details coming soon. According to several sources, Alex Rodriguez will be suspended by Major League Baseball on Monday. Rodriguez and 12 other players are projected to be suspended for their ties to performance-enhancing drugs dispensed at an anti-aging clinic in Miami, Fla.Officials for MLB are reportedly planning to suspend the New York Yankees slugger for the remainder of the 2013 season and the entire 2014 season—a move that may end Rodriguez’s career.After weeks of reports stating that A-Rod will settle with a lesser punishment, tense deliberations between Rodriguez and commissioner Bud Selig’s office ended Saturday. Selig later said that he would no longer negotiate with Rodriguez, according to one of the sources.Several other sources say that Selig changed his mind about the settlement because he was furious with Rodriguez for telling reporters he would not negotiate.“All this is about money,” one of the sources said. “This shows the selfishness of this guy that he would go to arbitration and force himself back in the clubhouse and subject the team to a season-long media circus.”