Major League Baseball has suspended Alex Rodriguez through the end of the 2014 season for violating baseball's Joint Drug Agreement. A-Rod's suspension is the longest non-lifetime ban in baseball history and by far the longest ever handed down under the JDA, which specifies a 50-game ban for a first-time offender, 100 games for a second offense and a lifetime ban for a third positive test. A-Rod admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003 while with the Texas Rangers and failed a supposedly anonymous survey test in '03 but has not failed a test since punishments were first instituted in 2004. His 211-game suspension is due to Commissioner's Bud Selig's ability to levy punishments for non-analytic positives. MLB reportedly has evidence of Rodriguez using PEDs from 2010-2012 and he is also alleged to have directed other players to Biogenesis and to have attempted to obtain and destroy evidence from the clinic.