Today, MLB is expected to hand down its Biogenesis-related suspensions, which, outside of Alex Rodriguez (expected later), will come in the form of agreed 50-game suspensions.
According to reports, there are a few new names:
- 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.
The biggest names in the group were already known, and, as you can see, there are no Cubs. This, together with Ryan Braun’s suspension and Rodriguez’s anticipated suspension, marks a pretty gigantic moment in baseball’s drug history.
Also, Rangers: are you sure you didn’t want to pick up an outfielder at the Trade Deadline?
For the record, no vacationing was interrupted in the making of this post. Both kiddos are napping, and The Wife is out shopping. I was left to my own devices, so to speak.