On Tuesday evening, ESPN broke the news that Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players allegedly connected with a South Florida clinic that allegedly distributed performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Tony Bosch, the clinic’s founder, is reportedly ready to name names for the league. One of those names, according to ESPN, will be New York Yankees injured third baseman Alex Rodriguez. The news has reignited speculation that Yankees might try to void the remainder of A-Rod’s 10-year, $275 million deal. The team still owes him $86 million over the next four seasons. We called Gabriel Feldman, director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, to discuss what might happen. It’s not good news for Yankee fans.
Is there any way the Yankees could use this suspension, if it happens, to get out from under the burden of A-Rod’s contract?