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Alex Rodriguez, 12 MLB players suspended in drug probe

Major League Baseball has suspended New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez without pay for the remainer of the 2013 season and the entire 2014 season. MLB says Rodriguez used numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances over the course of multiple years, according to a statement released to NBC News.

Twelve other players have received 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. More updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Alex Rodriguez talks during a news conference on Feb. 17, 2008, at which he admitted taking a substance known as “boli” acquired with his cousin in the Dominican Republic in 2001. (Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images)

Josh Hamilton signs $125 million deal with Los Angeles Angels
JUST IN: Free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton has agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, sources tell ESPN.com.Hamilton is leaving the Texas Rangers, who were reportedly never given a chance to match the Angels’ offer, CBS Sports reports.Photo: Layne Murdoch / Getty Images

Josh Hamilton signs $125 million deal with Los Angeles Angels

JUST IN: Free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton has agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, sources tell ESPN.com.

Hamilton is leaving the Texas Rangers, who were reportedly never given a chance to match the Angels’ offer, CBS Sports reports.

Photo: Layne Murdoch / Getty Images

Bonds, Clemens, Sosa on baseball Hall of Fame ballot for 1st time

AP:

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are listed on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, setting up an election sure to become a referendum on the Steroids Era.

The 37-player ballot was announced Wednesday.

Photo: In this Aug. 24, 2007 file photo, San Francisco Giants’ Barry Bonds, right, hits his 761st career home run. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)

Baseball won’t block Miami-Blue Jays blockbuster trade

The Miami Marlins have finalized their big salary dumping trade that sends All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes to Toronto with pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck and outfielder Emilio Bonifacio for seven relatively low-priced players.

The trade was finalized Monday after baseball Commissioner Bud Selig decided not to block it.

In a statement released by MLB, the commissioner wrote:

"This transaction, involving established major leaguers and highly regarded young players and prospects, represents the exercise of plausible baseball judgment on the part of both clubs (and) does not violate any express rule of Major League Baseball and does not otherwise warrant the exercise of any of my powers to prevent its completion."

"It is, of course, up to the clubs involved to make the case to their respective fans that this transaction makes sense and enhances the competitive position of each, now or in the future."

The players traded by the Marlins have combined guaranteed salaries of $163.75 million through 2018, including $96 million due Reyes.

More from the Associated Press here.



Reds’ Homer Bailey throws no-hitter v Pirates, wins 1-0

Homer Bailey pitches the 15th no-hitter in Cincinnati Reds history and the first since Tom Browning’s perfect game in 1988 in Reds’ 1-0 win over Pirates.
The no-hitter was the seventh no-hitter in baseball this season. The box score is here.

Rare baseball cards found in Ohio could be worth millions

AP reports: A family in Ohio has discovered a cache of extremely rare baseball cards issued around 1910, including cards for Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner. Experts say it is “one of the biggest, most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting, a discovery probably worth millions.”