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07/14/2013 02:41 pm ET Updated Jul 14, 2013

Alex Rodriguez May Cut Deal With MLB To Reduce Punishment In Biogensis Scandal: REPORT

MLB officials reportedly met with Alex Rodriguez last week and now it seems like the Yankees slugger and his team understand the league's case against him.

Citing three unnamed sources familiar with MLB's PED investigation, the New York Daily News reported on Saturday night that A-Rod's lawyers are working to make a plea deal with the league to reduce a possible suspension. Per the report, MLB "is believed to have brought up the possibility of a settlement" with Ryan Braun and other players involved.

A-Rod and MLB met on Friday as part of the league's investigation of a closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, the Associated Press reported. Rodriguez is one of several players linked to Biogenesis, which allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs. T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN reported last week that Commissioner Bud Selig is likely to suspend approximately 20 players linked to Biogenesis after the All-Star break, A-Rod being one of them.

Rodriguez had a minor league rehab game on Friday as well, but he failed to show up according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Single-A Tampa Yankees' game was postponed by rain.

"I think yesterday was rained out," Rodriguez said on Saturday when asked if he was at the stadium the day before, per Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.

An unnamed source told ESPNNewYork.com that the Yankees won't discipline A-Rod.

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