PHILS MINOR LEAGUER JOSE RODRIGUEZ BANNED A YEAR FOR BETTING

By Sally Fahey

MLB suspended Phils minor leaguer Jose Rodriguez for violating Major League Baseball’s betting policy.

It was determined that Rodriguez bet on baseball while he was with the White Sox organization, but that he didn’t appear in any games he played in or compromised the outcome.

He’ll be eligible to return in the summer of 2025.

Per this morning’s press release:

In March 2024, MLB learned from a legal sports betting operator that it had identified past baseball betting activity from accounts connected to multiple Major and Minor League players. MLB obtained data from that operator and other sportsbooks, including authentication data for bets. None of these players played in any game on which they placed a bet. Further, all of the players denied that they had any inside information relevant to the bets or that any of the baseball games they bet on were compromised or manipulated, and the betting data does not suggest that any outcomes in the baseball games on which they placed bets were compromised, influenced, or manipulated in any way. None of the players are appealing their discipline.

Under Major League Rule 21, “Any player, umpire, or Club or League official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has no duty to perform, shall be declared ineligible for one year.” Whereas, “Any player, umpire, or Club or League official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform, shall be declared permanently ineligible.”

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