A-Rod's suspension ends, back on Yankees roster

Thursday October 30th, 2014

Now that the Major League Baseball season is over, ​Alex Rodriguez’s one-year suspension has ended, and he is back on the New York Yankees' roster, ESPN reports.

Rodriguez is eligible to play after being suspended last year for his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal and his interference with the league’s investigation.

Commissioner Bud Selig handed down a 211-game punishment before an appeal shortened it to 162 games, the longest drug suspension in MLB history.

There has been no official word on A-Rod’s role next season, though manager Joe Girardi has stated his intention to play him at third base, provided Rodriguez is physically able to do so.

The 39-year-old has been plagued with injuries for the past several seasons. In 2013, he played only 44 games after undergoing his second hip surgery.

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According to GM Brian Cashman, Girardi has also discussed the possibility of having Rodriguez play first base. He has only played third base and shortstop in his career.

The Yankees missed the playoffs for the second straight season this year, finishing with a record of 84-78.

- Danielle Zhu

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