Major League Baseball is waiting on Alex Rodriguez and his lawyer to know if they will accept a deal that will suspend the Yankee star player for the rest of the 2013 season, and all of 2014, according to the New York Daily News.
If Rodriguez and his representatives reject a deal, A-Rods suspension could be announced as early as late Monday or Tuesday.
According to a source familiar with the discussions between MLB officials and A-Rod’s representatives, if Rodriguez accepted a settlement that would call for him to be suspended for the rest of this year and the entire 2014 season without pay, he would still have a chance to collect the $60 million the Yankees would owe him from 2015 to 2017.
Rodriguez’s lawyer, David Cornwell, said on ESPN on Monday that they are prepping to appeal a suspension from MLB.
“My expectation is that we’ll be working toward an appeal,” said Corwell. MLB is reportedly expected to announce all Biogenesis-related suspensions this week.
If the veteran third baseman does not accept that sentence and instead tries to fight for something lesser, he could wind up with a lifetime ban.