Saturday, January 11, 2014

A-Rod Gets Year-Long Suspension

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez faces a 162-game suspension for his involvement in baseball's Biogenesis scandal, where thirteen players appeared in the records of the now-shuttered clinic which had been suspected of being a source of performance-enhancing drugs.  Major League Baseball had originally levied Rodriguez a 211-game suspension during the 2013 season, but he continued to play while appealing it.  After hearing the appeal, arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced the suspension to 162 games, the normal length of a regular playing season.  Rodriguez will also be barred from any post-season games with the Yankees, but not from spring training, although the Yankees could tell him not to show up.

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