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MLB hopes for new drug deal this week

1 year ago Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:35:04 PM CDT March 25, 2014 Tuesday, March 25 2014 Mar 25, 2014 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - People familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and decrease suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use.

The deal would also eliminate the loophole allowing Alex Rodriguez to earn almost $4 million during his season-long ban, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity in recent days because talks are ongoing.

The sides hope to reach an agreement by Sunday, when the Los Angeles Dodgers open the U.S. portion of the major league schedule at the San Diego Padres.

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