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ALEX RODRIGUEZ The Yankees third baseman was suspended (Credit: Getty Images)

ALEX RODRIGUEZ
The Yankees third baseman was suspended 211 games for his alleged involvement with performance-enhancing drugs and attempting to impede MLB’s investigation. He will appeal the decision. After recovering from offseason hip surgery, Rodriguez has not played at the MLB level this season. |

A-Rod investigation cast of characters

While Alex Rodriguez is the center of the Biogenesis case, there are many others who have been part of the investigation. Here are some of the most important pieces.

ALEX RODRIGUEZ The Yankees third baseman was suspended
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ALEX RODRIGUEZ
The Yankees third baseman was suspended 211 games for his alleged involvement with performance-enhancing drugs and attempting to impede MLB’s investigation. He will appeal the decision. After recovering from offseason hip surgery, Rodriguez has not played at the MLB level this season. |

ANTHONY BOSCH Bosch operated the now-defunct Biogenesis anti-aging
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ANTHONY BOSCH
Bosch operated the now-defunct Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Miami. He reportedly supplied several All-Star MLB players with PEDs. |

BUD SELIG MLB’s commissioner, whose term ends following
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BUD SELIG
MLB’s commissioner, whose term ends following the 2014 season, has been committed to enforcing tougher penalties for PED users. |

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PORTER FISCHER An ex-Biogenesis employee, Fischer shared documents
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PORTER FISCHER
An ex-Biogenesis employee, Fischer shared documents detailing PED use with the Miami New Times. The Times published a report naming Rodriguez as a Biogenesis client on Jan. 29, 2013. |

MICHAEL WEINER The Executive Director of the Player’s
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MICHAEL WEINER
The Executive Director of the Player’s Association, MLB’s union, Weiner made a big statement in July when he told the Daily News that the union was “not interested” in protecting players who’ve used PEDs and would advise those players to take a deal. |

DAVID CORNWELL The attorney, who also represents Cervelli
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DAVID CORNWELL
The attorney, who also represents Cervelli and Grandal, was recently hired by Rodriguez. He stated A-Rod’s firm intent to appeal any suspension. Cornwell also represented Braun during his successful appeal of a positive test for a banned substance before the 2012 season. |

FREDRIC HOROWITZ Horowitz was hired as the arbitrator
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FREDRIC HOROWITZ
Horowitz was hired as the arbitrator for MLB and the union after Shyam Das was fired following Braun’s successful appeal. |

JORDANY VALDESPIN Valdespin, who had a drama-filled tenure
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JORDANY VALDESPIN
Valdespin, who had a drama-filled tenure with the Mets before a demotion to Triple-A, was given a 50-game suspension as part of the Biogenesis investigation. He hit .188 with four home runs in 133 at-bats at the major league level in 2013. |

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CESAR PUELLO A standout outfielder for the Mets’
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CESAR PUELLO
A standout outfielder for the Mets’ Double-A affilliate, Puello was issued a 50-game suspension for his alleged involvement with PEDs. |

FERNANDO MARTINEZ The former Mets top outfield prospect,
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FERNANDO MARTINEZ
The former Mets top outfield prospect, now a member of the Yankees’ Triple-A affilliate, was given a 50-game suspension as part of the Biogenesis investigation. |

ANTONIO BASTARDO Bastardo was 3-2 with a 2.32
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ANTONIO BASTARDO
Bastardo was 3-2 with a 2.32 ERA in 48 relief appearances for Philadelphia, earning two saves. He was given a 50-game suspension for his alleged involvement with Biogenesis. |

SERGIO ESCALONA Escalona was 2-1 with a 2.93
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SERGIO ESCALONA
Escalona was 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 49 relief appearances for Houston. He was given a 50-game suspension for his alleged involvement with PEDs. |

RYAN BRAUN The Brewers left fielder successfully appealed
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RYAN BRAUN
The Brewers left fielder successfully appealed a positive PED test before the 2012 season, blaming the result on improper storage by the collector. Braun was named in the Biogenesis documents and negotiated a 65-game suspension with MLB that sidelined him for the remainder of the 2013 season. |

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FAUTINO DE LOS SANTOS De Los Santos, who
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FAUTINO DE LOS SANTOS
De Los Santos, who pitched with Oakland in 2012, was given a 50-game suspension for his alleged involvement with PEDs. He’s currently on the disabled list for the Padres’ Triple-A affilliate. |

NELSON CRUZ The Rangers slugging right fielder was
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NELSON CRUZ
The Rangers slugging right fielder was suspended 50 games for his involvement with PEDs from the Biogenesis clinic. |

FRANCISCO CERVELLI The Yankees catcher has spent most
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FRANCISCO CERVELLI
The Yankees catcher has spent most of the season on the disabled list and initially denied using PEDs. His injury is likely to keep him sidelined for the season. He was suspended for his involvement with Biogenesis. |

EVERETH CABRERA The 26-year-old Padres shortstop is in
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EVERETH CABRERA
The 26-year-old Padres shortstop is in the middle of his best MLB season but was suspended for his involvement with Biogenesis. |

JORDAN NORBERTO Norberto pitched for Oakland in 2012
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JORDAN NORBERTO
Norberto pitched for Oakland in 2012 and was released by the team’s Triple-A squad in May. He was given a 50-game suspension for his alleged involvement with PEDs. His suspension will begin when he signs with a team. |

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JHONNY PERALTA The Tigers shortstop was suspended 50
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JHONNY PERALTA
The Tigers shortstop was suspended 50 games for his involvement with Biogenesis on Aug. 5, 2013. |

BARTOLO COLON The Athletics starting pitcher was suspended
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BARTOLO COLON
The Athletics starting pitcher was suspended midway through an impressive 2012 season for testing positive for PEDs. He re-signed with Oakland during the offseason and won't serve an additional suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis. |

MELKY CABRERA The 2012 All-Star Game MVP, then-Giants
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MELKY CABRERA
The 2012 All-Star Game MVP, then-Giants outfielder Cabrera tested positive for PEDs and was issued a 50-game suspension. He initially tried to fool MLB investigators into thinking he mistakenly took the substance, but eventually withdrew from consideration for the NL batting title. He signed a two-year deal with the Blue Jays before the 2013 season. He won't serve an additional suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis. |

YASMANI GRANDAL The Padres catcher was issued a
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YASMANI GRANDAL
The Padres catcher was issued a 50-game suspension for using PEDs during the 2012 season. He won't serve an additional suspension after his name turned up in connection with the Biogenesis clinic. |

JESUS MONTERO The ex-Yankees catcher, traded to Seattle
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JESUS MONTERO
The ex-Yankees catcher, traded to Seattle before the 2012 season, had a poor season and was demoted to the minors. His year got worse when he was suspended 50 games for his involvement with Biogenesis. |

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