MLBPA: Suspensions Related To PED Scandal Unlikely This Season Is Good News For Peralta/Tigers

Jul 6, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta (27) turns a double play over Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana (41) in the seventh inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

MLBPA Executive Director, Micheal Wiener told reporters at the All-Star game that suspensions in baseballs latest PED scandal are unlikely in 2013.  According to a story on MLB Trade, there are many procedural processes that must take place like appeals and negotiations.

Weiner explained that suspensions are subject to negotiations with the league office and without an agreement between the two parties, it’s unlikely players will miss time in the 2013 season

CBS baseball writer Danny Knobler tweeted affirmation of the story earlier today:

The latest revelations from the Executive Director of the MLBPA should bring the Tigers a sense of relief.  Because the appeals process wont start until after September that Tigers won’t have the distraction of having their All-Star shortstop embroiled in a PED scandal. Danny Knobler also tweeted that the MLBPA’s position is that players who have never been suspended for PED’s should be able to play during appeal.

Either way, good news for the Detroit Tigers who can now turn full attention to fixing the bullpen rather than filling a possible hole at shortstop.

Topics: Biogenisis, Detroit Tigers, Jhonny Peralta, MLB, PED Scandal

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