Alex Rodriguez suspended for 2014 season

Published On: Jan 11 2014 12:29:22 PM EST

New York Yankees' slugger Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for a season, or 162 games, which is a reduction from his original 211-game suspension, according to USA Today and ESPN.

Arbitrator Fred Horowitz announced the ruling Saturday morning. Horowitz had been considering whether to overturn the suspension announced by Major League Baseball in August, according to ESPN.

The suspension will cost Rodriguez $25 million in salary, according to USA Today.

The suspension involves Biogenesis, the former anti-aging clinic in South Florida that MLB says supplied steroids to at least a dozen baseball players.

Rodriguez was one of 14 players suspended in the Biogenesis scandal and is the only one who appealed his suspension. Though he was suspended in August, Rodriguez played out the 2013 season because he appealed.

Rodriguez, 38, is fifth on MLB's list of all-time home run leaders, just six runs behind Willie Mays.


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