Speculation aside, the fact that Francisco Cervelli's name appears in the records of the Biogenesis "anti-aging clinc," where there was seemingly more on the menu than Botox, and the fact that Cervelli admits to having gone to Anthony Bosch for "legal" treatment of a foot injury really has no bearing on the spring training competition to determine who will be the Yankees' starting catcher this season.
As Andrew Marchand and I have pointed out numerous times since Bosch and Biogenesis became quasi-celebrities in the past week, baseball's collective bargaining agreement pretty much takes whatever punishment is warranted -- and right now, none is -- away from the teams and gives it all to the commissioner's office.
That means that even if Cervelli is found to have obtained and used illegal performance-enhancing drugs, the Yankees can't do anything more than abide by the CBA's stipulated penalty of a 50-game suspension for a first-time offender. Same goes for Alex Rodriguez.
Yankees' Cervelli out? Doubtful
ESPN New York | Feb 7