August 3, 2013 11:00 AM
A defiant Alex Rodriguez homered in a minor league rehab game in Trenton, NJ while Major League Baseball is preparing a lengthy suspension for the Yankee All-Star for his involvement in a recent steroid scandal. "There are a lot of layers," he said after the game "I will say this: There is more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. And that's not my teammates and it's not the Yankee fans." Looming playoffs could force an end to negotiations in baseball's latest drug scandal as pressure builds to impose penalties so stars can still make the postseason. ESPN reported injured New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are negotiating a deal that would result in a lengthy suspension instead of a permanent ban.