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Scandal surrounds A-Rod

By Daisy Gomez
San Diego, Calif.

Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees’ third-baseman, steps up to the plate on Aug. 3 in Trenton. Photo by Lesley Le Platte.

Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees’ third-baseman, steps up to the plate on Aug. 3 in Trenton. Photo by Lesley Le Platte.

TRENTON—On Aug. 5, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and 12 other professional baseball players were suspended by Major League Baseball for their involvement with banned performance-enhancing drugs. While the 12 other players received 50-game suspensions, Rodriguez made headlines for his 211-game suspension.

On Aug. 3, Rodriguez played for the Trenton Thunder, as part of a rehabilitation stint from off-season hip surgery. Rodriguez had to face accusations of being involved in the case against the now-defunct rejuvenation clinic Biogenesis of America. Continue reading