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Fourteen facing suspensions in MLB drug scandal

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta fields a ground ball during Wednesday's game against the Washington Nationals. Peralta is one of 14 players expected to be suspended in Major League Baseball's latest drug scandal.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta fields a ground ball during Wednesday's game against the Washington Nationals. Peralta is one of 14 players expected to be suspended in Major League Baseball's latest drug scandal.
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The names are mostly known and so are the pos­sible penalties — 50 games for most, perhaps a lifetime ban for one. On Wednesday, the number of players likely to be disciplined in baseball’s latest drug scandal stood at 14. Detroit went out and got itself a new shortstop. Other teams were waiting it out, including the New York Yankees, whose injured star Alex Rodriguez was the biggest name in the investigation of a now-closed ...


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biwemple
August 1, 2013
12:03 p.m.

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Why are they just being suspended? Perhaps the no-doping message would be better heard and followed if these drug using players were simply kicked off the MLB teams and sent back to minor leagues for several years, or dismissed from pro baseball altogether?

cidbil
August 1, 2013
1:31 p.m.

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A one word answer is all that's needed.............Union......that is all.

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