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MLB to A-Rod

We'll Lower Your Suspension, But ...

Take a Year Off

1/11/2014 9:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0111-tmz-alex-rodriguezAlex Rodriguez got his 211 game suspension reduced -- but Major League Baseball still slapped him with a full year out of the game ... and the now the Yankees slugger is vowing to fight the ruling in Federal Court.

A-Rod had been loudly and angrily fighting MLB​ in arbitration hearings to get a reduction of the suspension over his alleged connection to a steroids clinic in Miami.

MLB just announced it's cutting his punishment to 162 games ... which will cost A-Rod the entire 2014 season, and at least $25 million! 

Rodriguez wanted the suspension lifted completely ... because he says he's never failed a test for performance enhancing drugs.

A-Rod says MLB has a severe lack of "credible evidence" ... and still believes a Federal Judge will see it his way, and "overturn the suspension."

Stay tuned ...

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Yankees are the most over rated team in all of sports!

292 days ago


FU cheater

292 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

I think this is fair, but I doubt A Rod will accept it without suing. I year off at this point for him, likely means then end of his career, at least at the salary he's used to

292 days ago

Karvey Kardashian    

I can't wait until ARoid has to release his insincere, professionally written apology admitting to using performance enhancing supplements. I would love to see players, coaches, and team owners forced to pay back any money made while the cheating player was on the team. They shouldn't profit from that anymore than a person who scams money from unsuspecting people. I'd like teams to be stripped of championship titles, records, and the individual player's record to be stripped as well. If the owners, cheating players, and team franchise was made to pay the ill gotten money to the community it might curtail some of the bs going on. I still love baseball, still detest the Yankees, but it isn't just ARoid or the Yankees with this problem. They obviously need to do more than suspend and fine these douchebags! If a guy, who worked as a banker, was found to be guilty of a crime he committed in his job, he'd no longer be employed by a bank. I'd like to see professional sport teams no longer employ players who have cheated. If they can ban a guy for betting on games they can ban players for cheating.

292 days ago

Big Mark 91    

I wish this dude would just go away!

292 days ago


During the down-time maybe he can reverse the atrophy of his junk

292 days ago


go away

292 days ago


God I wish he would just go away.

292 days ago


I'm not a YANKEES fan but I think it's unfair that arod never got caught. And since he never got caught his suspension should be 50 games! Yankees should be forced to pay him!!! Keep their salary cap hug so that they can't get the Japanese pitcher

292 days ago


Ya see what happens when you cheat on your wife, humilate her and get publicly caught with another woman. God don't like ugly. What goes around comes around. I bet his exwife is laughing her head off. Its about time he fell off that high horse

292 days ago


Mmm he was too good to be real and honest!!! He is as fake as his career

292 days ago


Two words A-Roid--- Frank Thomas!

292 days ago

Ron Fing Swanson    

Had the chance to be the greatest ever, but instead became the biggest clown ever to play.

292 days ago

Sin City Examiner    

You do own a Spell/Grammar-Checker, right?

[and the now the Yankees slugger] ???? Really? Who is editing this ****?

292 days ago


only person ever suspended for PED's who didn't take the stand in his own defense. 'nuf said.

288 days ago

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