NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball has put the suspensions of
Baltimore's Jay Gibbons and Kansas City's Jose Guillen on hold for
10 days. The decision gives players and owners more time to reach
an agreement to toughen their drug rules.
The outfielders were suspended for 15 days each by commissioner
Bud Selig on Dec. 6. the suspensions followed media reports linking
them to performance-enhancing drugs. The penalties were to start
Monday, when their teams open the season.
Negotiators are close to an agreement but have not yet struck a
deal. If there is an agreement, the suspensions of Gibbons and
Guillen most likely will be rescinded.
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