UPDATE: Alex Rodriguez suspended through 2014, pending appeal; 12 other players take 50-game bans.
Major League Baseball has handed down suspensions to 12 players who have agreed to take the 50 game ban and not appeal. The list of names are as follows:
• Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers outfielder...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been threatened by Major League Baseball with a lifetime ban if he agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his connections to performance-enhancing drugs and Biogenesis of America.