Major League Baseball came down hard today on players it found to be involved with Biogenesis, the Florida clinic linked to performance enhancing drugs.
The most prominent among them, New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, was suspended for 211 games - through the end of the 2014 season.
A-Rod, of course, is expected to appeal the suspension and remain eligible this evening - which happens to mark his 2013 debut - pending a hearing.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig issued statements on Alex Rodriguez and on the state of baseball's anti-drug program, which he expressed pride in.
Selig said Rodriguez's punishment will begin this week and cover the 2013 and 2014 postseasons, and was covered under the drug program's protocols.