As we expected, Alex Rodriguez officially announced that he would be appealing his suspension. No other player in the Biogenesis scandal has appealed their suspensions, meaning that it will even be harder for A-Rod to be able to make a case against the usage of PEDs.
Another player in the Biogenesis scandal, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, was told that they would not negotiate a new contract with Cruz if he decided to appeal the suspension. The Yankees took no sorts of disciplinary action toward A-Rod's actions, which in my opinion is a poor move by the team.
A-Rod will be in a Yankee uniform tonight, however, as they are taking on the Chicago White Sox in U.S. Cellular Field. He said this, "I am disappointed with the penalty and intend to appeal and fight through this process. I am eager to get back on the field and be with my teammates in Chicago tonight."
Alex Rodriguez has not appeared in any games for the Yankees this season, as he has has injuries to his legs. A-Rod is hitting .300 with 647 HR and 1950 RBI over his career (19 seasons). He is under contract until 2018.
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