Alex Rodriguez suspension reduced to 162 games


The suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been reduced to 162 games.

Rodriguez, 38, was suspended for 211 games in August for alleged violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract following an investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic.

In 2013 Rodriguez appeared in 44 games compiling a .244/.348/.423 line with seven home runs and 19 RBI.

A 162 game suspension would include the entire 2014 season. Rodriguez has already said he will appeal any suspension.

If Rodriguez was to be suspended for the entire 2014 season the New York Yankees would save $25 million.

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