According to the report, written by Bill Madden and Teri Thompson, MLB met with A-Rod for over 4 1/2 hours on Friday and told him of the case it had compiled against him. The report said the league has been working with Anthony Bosch, the head of the now-closed Biogenesis clinic that allegedly provided PEDs to Rodriguez and other major league players.
Sources told the newspaper a 150-game suspension might be the best Rodriguez can do.
A spokesperson for Rodriguez told the New York Daily News on Saturday night that "nobody from Alex's [legal] team has made any such comments [about a deal]."
Yesterday, A-Rod had a run-scoring double and two RBI for Class A Tampa. It was his first extra-base hit in eight minor league rehab games.
He'll play Game 9 tonight in Reading.
"I'm very excited to be going up [to Double A], absolutely," Rodriguez told the Associated Press. "I think we're on schedule. It was a very good week. Things are moving forward."
Rodriguez said he hopes to return to the Yankees on July 22 against the Rangers in Texas.
"That's the target," he said. "I'm very much looking forward to that date."
MLB, of course, may have other ideas.