Valdespin, Bastardo, Escalona bring Biogenesis list to 12 players
Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin and Astros reliever Sergio Escalona will receive 50-game bans with nine other players Monday. Alex Rodriguez is in line for a 214-game ban.
The three mystery names recently added to the Biogenesis list have been confirmed to be Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin and Astros reliever Sergio Escalona, sources said.
That makes it 12 players who will get 50-game bans Monday when Major league Baseball announces the suspensions. All 12 have accepted the suspensions, according to sources.
Embattled Yankee Alex Rodriguez is expected to receive a suspension through the end of 2014, and sources close to him say he will appeal. No other player connected to the case will appeal, according to people connected to the case.
The nine previously known to be in line for a 50-game bans due to connections to the now defunct Miami are Rangers outfielderCruz, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, plus minor leaguers Fernando Martinez, Jordan Norberto, Fautino de los Santos and Cesar Puello.
The names of Bastardo and Valdespin were first reported by Foxsports.com, and Escalona by Yahoo.
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