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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs

Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a deterrent. Rodriguez, the New York Yankees third baseman and a three-time American League most valuable player, received the harshest drug-related sanctions in the game's history Monday. He was banned for the remainder of this season and all of 2014 — 211 games in all. Also suspended were 12 other players, including All-Stars Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers, Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers and Everth Cabrera...

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