According to the New York Times, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez tested positive for a banned stimulant in 2006, an accusation denied by a representative of the legal team for the embattled player.
The newspaper cited two unidentified people involved with baseball’s drug-testing program. Baseball’s joint drug agreement specifies the discipline for a first positive test for a banned stimulant is six additional unannounced drug tests over the year following the violation. A second stimulant violation would result in a 25-game suspension.
Rodriguez’s legal team accused MLB of leaking the allegation of a positive test, using a statement and making a filing to arbitrator Fredric Horowitz.