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(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.