New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez could face a lifetime suspension for drug offences along with 14 other players, reports the New York Daily News.
The newspaper claims Rodriguez's suspension will be announced imminently with the possibility of Commissioner Bud Selig attempting to place a lifetime ban on the Yankees baseman.
Reports claim Selig may invoke a clause in the collective bargaining agreement that aims to protect the integrity of the game with the right to take action against members who fail to preserve this.
According to the Daily News, Rodriguez would face an immediate ban, with investigators confident they have plenty of evidence to show he had been using performance enhancing drugs between 2010 and 2012.
And the Daily News also reports that other players would then follow suspensions for similar drug violations.
Despite admitting in 2009 that he had taken steroids during his time at the Texas Rangers between 2001 and 2003, Rodriguez has never been disciplined for doping offences.
The 38-year-old is a two-time Gold Glove winner, and 14-time All-Star with 647 home runs to his name, however he's yet to feature in the majors this season following a quad injury.
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