However, Grimsley has retired and the suspension would only come into play if he signs with another team. Because I know a lot of teams want a a washed-up 38-year old long reliever who is under investigation by the Federal government. I think the Yankees have a scout who specializes in these cases. The Red Sox do too since they don't want to fall behind.
The suspension does not affect the dispute between Grimsley and the Arizona ownership over the payment of the rest of his salary for this year, which amounts to $527,490.