Report: MLB 'Done' Negotiating with A-Rod, Who Now Faces Minimum 214-Game Ban
Major League Baseball is reportedly done negotiating with embattled New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez, who now will face at least a 214-game suspension.
According to the New York Daily News, Rodriguez "talked himself out of a possible settlement with Major League Baseball" following his "explosive comments after Friday night’s minor league rehab game in Trenton in which Rodriguez basically said Major League Baseball and the Yankees were conspiring to keep him off the field in order to void his contract."
A MLB source told the publication that "Players Association chief Michael Weiner reached out to MLB on behalf of Rodriguez Saturday morning in an attempt to talk settlement but was told that baseball is no longer interested in negotiating with the disgraced third baseman."
“They asked for a meeting this morning and were told ‘no,’” the source told the News. “Baseball is more than comfortable with what they have.”
Rodriguez's suspension will reportedly be handed down on Monday. Rodriguez has indicated he intends to play for the Yankees next week.