Alex Rodriguez made his season debut for the New York Yankees on the same day he received the longest drug-related suspension in Major League Baseball history and was jeered by fans in Chicago every time he came up to bat or fielded a ball at third base.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball to overturn his suspension for the 2014 season after arbitrators found “clear and convincing evidence” that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
Alex Rodriguez will sit out a full Major League Baseball season for violating the sport’s performance-enhancing-drug policy after an independent arbitrator reduced his original 211-game ban on an appeal by the New York Yankees third baseman.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez dropped a lawsuit challenging his full-season suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, signaling his possible acceptance of the punishment as his team prepares to begin spring training next week.
Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees’ third baseman, sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig, accusing them of attempting to destroy his reputation and career in their crackdown on performance-enhancing substances.
Alex Rodriguez will forfeit $25 million in base salary while suspended from Major League Baseball for the 2014 season. The longest drug-related ban in the sport’s history will cost him more than that in missed bonuses and lost endorsements, sports marketers said.