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Alex Rodriguez facing suspension from MLB, but for how long?

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Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on September 16, 2012. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images

The link between steroids and baseball is reaching a heightened tension, as reports emerge that Major League Baseball is looking to punish New York Yankees slugger Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez for his involvement in a Biogenesis clinic that distributed steroids.

The MLB is seeking to not follow the drug agreement between players and owners in determining Rodriguez's punishment, but instead base it on his alleged violation of baseball's collective bargaining agreement. 

Rodriguez still has over $100 million in salary left on his contract, not to mention he has a legitimate chance of overtaking Barry Bonds to become the MLB's all-time leader in home runs. But for now, he and the MLB seem to be playing a game of chicken, with lawyers on both sides ready to spring if a decision is reached.

For more on the ongoing issue we're joined by Kevin Baxter from the Los Angeles Times.

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