Pesca: A-Rod Will Fight MLB Settlement

Monday, July 29, 2013

Major League Baseball is on the verge of handing Yankees Third-Baseman Alex Rodriguez with an historic ban, according to reports.

The Daily News is reporting that MLB is offering the 38-year-old the option of accepting a settlement that will suspend him for the rest of this year and through all of next season because of his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. But if Rodriguez rejects the offer, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will seek to ban him from the game for life.

"Rodriguez has some options, and the ability to fight it," said Mike Pesca, who covers sports for National Public Radio. "By the letter of the law, a first offense is supposed to get 50 games and a second offense is supposed to get 100 games and so forth."

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