While we wait for the Biogenesis suspensions to play out, let's catch up on the American League East.
The Red Sox (68-45) continue to lead the division with the Rays (66-45) close behind. Further back are the Orioles (61-51) and the Yankees (57-53). The Yankees' current record actually puts them behind the Kansas City Royals in the Wild Card standings, which is both a pleasant and shocking thing to report.
The big story for the morning, of course, is that A-Rod will (probably) be suspended through 2014, effectively ending his career. But the Yankees would be at the center of the conversation anyway, considering Jeter's and Pineda's injury. Let's look:
Biogenesis suspensions expected to be announced at noon Monday - Pinstriped Bible
At long last, an end to the speculation over Alex Rodriguez's Biogenesis suspension seems to be in sight.
Derek Jeter, Michael Pineda, and David Phelps all facing injury reevaluations - Pinstriped Bible
And the Yankees were having such a good year on health, too!
Yankees Prospects: Andrew Brackman quits baseball to pursue basketball and a new identity - Pinstriped Bible
Ex-Yankees prospect has quit baseball to try his hand at basketball.
Is Derek Jeter done as an every day shortstop? - Pinstriped Bible
The injuries for Jeter keep piling up, and at age 39, it's time to wonder if he's done at SS.
Cody Ross claims Red Sox 'lied to my face' in negotiations - Over the Monster
Cody Ross left as a free agent to sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks this past off-season, in part because the Red Sox and Ross could never come to an agreement on a deal. He wanted three years, they wanted to offer him two, and since there was no middle to meet in, both sides went in opposite directions. Apparently, this offended Ross, who on WEEI on Friday said that Red Sox GM Ben Cherington "lied to my face" about their plans for long-term deals.
Steve Delabar to 15-Day DL, Happ to be Activated - Bluebird Banter
Just when the season can't get any worse for the Blue Jays, All-Star reliever Steve Delabar has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to shoulder inflammation.
Melky Cabrera Placed on (Revocable) Waivers!!!1 - Bluebird Banter
According to numerous reports Melky Cabrera has been placed on revocable waivers. Cabrera is currently on the 15-day DL with knee problems and shame, but can still be traded after he clears...
Todd Redmond Optioned, Brad Lincoln Recalled, J.A. Happ to Start In Seattle - Bluebird Banter
After a not-so-good outing, Todd Redmond was optioned back to Buffalo.
Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchison could return in September, Blue Jays GM says - SBNation.com
A pair of Blue Jays pitchers recovering from Tommy John surgery could return in September.
Nick Markakis' unexpected decline - Camden Chat
Nick Markakis has morphed from a doubles hitter with power to an overpaid slap hitter. How did it happen and what should we expect going forward?