(CNN) — Major League Baseball said Monday that it is suspending New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez for 211 regular season games through the 2014 season amid allegations involving the use of performance-enhancing drugs. He is expected to appeal the suspension.
In addition, 12 Major League Baseball players have accepted 50-game suspensions without pay in connection to an investigation of performance-enhancing drug use, the league said.
The players are:
- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo
- San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera
- New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli
- Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz
- Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos
- Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona
- Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez
- Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero
- Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto
- Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta
- New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello
- Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin
This is a developing story.