Alex Rodriguez Suspended for the 2014 Baseball Season
Hurting from his drug suspension, New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez is going to miss out on 162 games during the 2014 baseball season.
Also riding the bench for any postseason games this year, Rodriguez's court ruling costs him $25 million of the $86 million remaining on his contract, and was announced on Saturday (January 11).
The 38-year-old posted his thoughts on Facebook, writing, "The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been stacked against me from day one."
Alex continued, writing, "This is one man's decision, that was not put before a fair and impartial jury, does not involve me having failed a single drug test, is at odds with the facts and is inconsistent with the terms of the Joint Drug Agreement and the Basic Agreement, and relies on testimony and documents that would never have been allowed in any court in the United States because they are false and wholly unreliable."
According to CBS,"The three-time AL MVP was given the 211-game penalty by Commissioner Bud Selig on Aug. 5 following Major League Baseball's investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic, which was accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. The Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance saying the discipline was without 'just cause.'"