Alex Rodriguez also announced that he would appeal any suspension given to him, which makes sense, because if he is suspended for life, he would lose out on the rest of his contract, and he won't be able to sign with another team. Rodriguez is currently under contract through 2018, and is the richest baseball player ever in the history in the league. A-Rod has not appeared for the Yankees this season, due to injuries. He did make a rehab appearance for thirteen games, but then re-injured himself in the quad.
The lifetime ban hasn't been confirmed according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.