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Suspensions Settled for Everyone But A-Rod

Suspensions Settled for Everyone But A-Rod

(NEWSER– All players targeted for drug suspensions in the Biogenesis scandal—except Alex Rodriguez—have accepted 50-game penalties from Major League Baseball, a person familiar with the negotiations tells the AP. All-Stars Nelson Cruz of Texas, Jhonny Peralta of Detroit, and Everth Cabrera of San Diego are among the 12 who accepted penalties, the person said. Notably absent from the list are Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera, who according to Fox Sports are getting credit for the 50-game suspensions they each served last season after positive drug tests.

List of named players follows: 

Nelson Cruz - Rangers 
Jhonny Peralta - Tigers 
Antonio Bastardo - Phillies 
Jordany Valdespin - Mets (minors) 
Everth Cabrera - Padres 
Francisco Cervelli - Yankees 
Jesus Montero - Mariners (minors) 
Cesar Puello - Mets (minors) 
Sergio Escalona - Astros (minors) 
Fautino De Los Santos - Padres (minors) 
Fernando Martinez - Yankees (minors) 
Jordan Norberto - Free agent 

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