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Lots of questions about potential MLB steroid bans

NEW YORK — While still complicated, some clarity was reached on the Biogenesis scandal after commissioner Bud Selig and union officials Michael Weiner and David Prouty addressed the topic as best they could for the Baseball Writers of America on Tuesday without violating confidentiality issues.

The biggest bullet point was the 2013 season will likely not be one in which players connected with the scandal will serve suspensions. There appears to be a long chain of events that must occur, from a suspension to be handed down by Selig, to the appeal process, and then the decision of an arbiter, who has up to 25 days to make a ruling.

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