Report: Evidence against A-Rod substantial
According to T.J. Quinn of ESPN, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez may be facing a lengthy suspension from the MLB.
A-Rod will be a different story. MLB's case against him includes possibility he interfered with investigation. They'll go after him harder.— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) July 22, 2013
Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun was suspended Monday afternoon for the remainder of the season for violating the Joint Drug Agreement. Braun will serve a 65 game suspension without appeal. Quinn reports the evidence against Rodriguez is much more substantial than of that against Ryan Braun.
Source also tells OTL evidence provided about A-Rod is "far beyond" what Bosch gave them re Braun.— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) July 22, 2013
Rodriguez admitted to the use of banned substances between 2001 and 2003, but did not receive a suspension.
Jon Heyman reported suspensions for first time offenders are 50 games, second time offenders 100 games, and third time offenders receive a lifetime ban. If more than one infraction of the Joint Drug Agreement is made, the suspension can be 150 games.
The evidence against A-Rod includes receipts and checks, among other documents.