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A-Rod's Suspension Reduced to One Season

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the entire 2014 season, as an independent arbitrator upheld the majority of a 211-game suspension Major League Baseball assessed him in August.

The Saturday ruling by Fredric Horowitz will cost Rodriguez $25 million in salary, and cast considerable doubt over the All-Star's career. Rodriguez will turn 40 during the 2015 season.

Rodriguez, who struck a defiant tone during the year-long saga of the Biogenesis scandal, was upset in a statement released Saturday morning, and he will pursue appealing the ruling in federal court.

Source: USA Today. Read full article. (link)

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    At his age still a potential death knell for his career.

  • Ann N||

    Isn't baseball more skill-based than other pro sports?

    As long as he keeps riding the bleeding edge of PED/evasion he should be fine thru his 40's.

    That pitcher (cant remember name) was really good even as old guy, and that is a far more physically demanding and athletically limiting role than batting or fielding.

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    Pitchers yes there have been pitchers like Moyer and Ryan who defy their ages. Positions like 3rd base and SS is a little different as you lose range and your swing slows down as well - unless juiced.

    Hockey is witnessing players playing effectively into their late 30s and 40s now - St. Louis, Selanne for example.

    Soccer had a few examples too - I remember Franco Baresi being a world class defender late in his career. Which is pretty astounding considering the speed of strikers.

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  • John Galt||

    I remember when I used to watch baseball.

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