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Alex Rodriguez | Third Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/27/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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George A. King III of the New York Post reports that suspended slugger Alex Rodriguez has been working out at the University of Miami and at UCLA in Los Angeles in preparation for his return to Major League Baseball in 2015.
The 39-year-old, who was forced to sit out the entire 2014 season due to his ties with the Biogenesis scandal, has been taking ground balls at third base, hitting off of a tee and working out in the weight room. He still has three years and $61 million left on his contract with the Yankees, and looks as though he's ready to play out the string. Aug 17 - 7:51 PM

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Newsday's Jim Baumbach reports that Alex Rodriguez has voluntarily dismissed his case against MLB, MLBPA and commissioner Bud Selig.

Friday was the deadline for A-Rod's side to respond to the MLB and MLBPA wanting the case tossed, but instead they decided to dismiss the case. It's not clear at this point what compelled him to drop the suit, but it appears he's given up and will not re-file it. A-Rod had his 211-game suspension reduced down to 162 games last month.
Feb 7 - 4:31 PM

According to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, MLB player representatives "overwhelmingly agreed" that Alex Rodriguez should be kicked out of the union during a 90-minute conference call last week.

The call occurred on the day Rodriguez sued both MLB and the players' union. While union leadership quickly advised the player reps that kicking A-Rod out of the union is not legally possible, this is the latest indication that he could have trouble returning to a major league clubhouse. "That's what everyone was thinking," said one player. "We wanted to get on this call and not let him back. [To say,] ‘This is our game and we don't want you in it.'"
Jan 21 - 12:36 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the commissioner's office and the MLBPA is in agreement that Alex Rodriguez counts $3,155,737.70 toward the luxury tax for the Yankees in 2014.

Rodriguez's suspension is for 162 games, not a full year, so the Yankees aren't off the hook completely. However, they will receive significant savings, as A-Rod was going to count $27.5 million toward the luxury tax for 2014. The Yankees were hoping to stay under $189 million, which might not be realistic if they end up signing Masahiro Tanaka.
Jan 14 - 12:37 PM

Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in federal court in an attempt to have his 162-game suspension overturned.

Oh boy. In the complaint, which checks in at 77 pages, Rodriguez argues that arbitration Fredric Horowitz displayed "evident partiality" for MLB and that the MLBPA failed in their duties to represent him during the process. Many believe that Rodriguez is very unlikely to have any success by taking the matter to federal court, but the drama isn't over yet.
Jan 13 - 4:02 PM

Alex Rodriguez' attorney will file a suit in federal court Monday contesting Saturday's decision, reports Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

Rodriguez has already stated his intent to attend spring training, and now he'll seek an injunction that will allow him to play while he waits for a trial. Daniel Lazaroff, a professor at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, doesn't like A-Rod's chances. "The arbitration process in the collective bargaining context is widely respected by the federal courts, and absent of showing some bias or prejudice on the part of the arbitrator or some sort of corruption or some flagrant ignoring of the law, he's just not going to succeed," Lazaroff said. "And because the likelihood of success is small, it basically makes this a waste of time." If he's not allowed to play, he can at least take solace in the fact that the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League are already clamoring for him to join their squad for the 2014 season.
Jan 11 - 7:39 PM

According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Alex Rodriguez has every intention of reporting to spring training with the Yankees.

There's really not anything that the team can do to stop him from doing so, as his suspension doesn't begin until the start of the regular season. It's very clear that A-Rod isn't going down without a fight on this issue, and will do everything in his power to continue to seek exoneration.
Jan 11 - 1:17 PM

Alex Rodriguez announced Saturday that he still plans to fight his reduced 162-game suspension in federal court.

Rodriguez continues to insist that he did not use performance-enhancing drugs and fully believes that the federal court will overturn his suspension. While he could be fighting an uphill battle, the 38-year-old slugger really has no other recourse if he wants to continue his career.
Jan 11 - 12:04 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz has ruled that Alex Rodriguez receive a 162-game suspension.

If upheld, that would mean the aging superstar will sit out the entirety of the 2014 regular season. It's a slight win for Rodriguez who was initially handed a 211-game ban, though it's still significantly longer than he was hoping for. He has already announced that he plans to file a lawsuit in federal court over the ruling. The Yankees stand to save $25 million in 2014 by not having to pay A-Rod's salary.
Jan 11 - 11:46 AM

Ronald Blum of Yahoo Sports reports that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz could issue his decision on the Alex Rodriguez case as early as this weekend.

Thankfully after just a couple more days of this drama, there will finally be a resolution to this drawn-out saga. That is of course unless Rodriguez doesn't agree with the ruling and files an injunction, which could prolong the whole process considerably longer. Should the 38-year-old manage to receive a reduced suspension and make it onto the field at some point during the 2013 season, he's still unlikely to provide much fantasy value.
Jan 10 - 8:54 PM

Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York was told by a source "from Alex Rodriguez's camp" that the beleaguered slugger has discussed the possibility of accepting a reduced suspension from MLB.

After Rodriguez stormed out of his arbitration hearing back in November, he vowed that he would fight any suspension in federal court, but his stance has apparently softened since. Matthews' source says that A-Rod will still likely file an injunction if arbitrator Fredric Horowitz decides on a suspension longer than 100 games (211 games was the original punishment handed down by MLB), but fighting a lesser suspension might not be worth the legal fees and risk involved. "All of this has been presented to Alex and he is weighing his options," the source said. "In certain situations it may not make much sense to continue to fight." Horowitz could make a ruling on Rodriguez's suspension as soon as Friday.
Jan 9 - 4:49 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, an official ruling on Alex Rodriguez's 211-game PED suspension appeal "probably won't be known until next week."

A report Wednesday from Newsday suggested that the ruling was imminent, but arbitrator Fredric Horowitz is still apparently considering all aspects of the case. A-Rod made his impassioned appeal in November before storming out of the final day of the hearings after it was revealed that MLB commissioner Bud Selig would not have to testify. The veteran third baseman is hoping to have the suspension either reduced or completely expunged.
Jan 2 - 3:47 PM

Alex Rodriguez said Friday that, physically, "this is the best I've felt in any offseason in a long time."

While it's nice to hear that he's healthy and doing well, it still seems like a near foregone conclusion that the veteran third baseman will be forced to miss the entire 2014 season due to his Biogenesis-related PED bust.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Alex Rodriguez will not attend Thursday's appeal hearing with MLB, but his lawyers will be present.

Rodriguez stormed out of MLB's offices on Wednesday after it was revealed that commissioner Bud Selig would not have to testify about the decision to hand the third baseman a 211-game PED suspension. "I walked out and will not participate any further in this farce," A-Rod said Wednesday. And he's apparently sticking to his word.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Alex Rodriguez walked out of his arbitration hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ruled that MLB commissioner Bud Selig did not have to testify.

Rodriguez reportedly slammed his hand on a table at MLB's Manhattan office and cursed at MLB COO Rob Manfred before leaving. "The absurdity and injustice just became too much," Rodriguez said in a statement released through his spokesman. "I walked out and will not participate any further in this farce." Rodriguez isn't doing himself any favors to sway Horowitz, but it's increasingly clear that he intends to take the issue to federal court.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 12:31:00 PM

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2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
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PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
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PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Chaz Roe
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley
13David Phelps