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Francisco Cervelli Suspended: MLB Punishes Yankees Catcher In Biogenesis Case

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Francisco Cervelli #29 of the New York Yankees in action against the Arizona Diamondbacks during their game on April 17, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) | Getty

New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was one of 12 players to accept a 50-game suspension for violations of the Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the league announced on Monday.

"We are disappointed with the news today of the suspension of Francisco Cervelli. It's clear that he used bad judgment," the Yankees said in a statement, via

Three-time AL MVP Alex Rodriguez was suspended through the 2014 season but will appeal.

Click HERE for MLB commissioner Bud Selig's statement on the suspensions.

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