Alex Rodriguez won’t be feeling too good right now after his 221-game doping ban was reduced to 162, which means he will miss all regular-season games for the New York Yankees next term.
Tough luck, A-Rod.
The 38-year-old will also miss any playoff action if the Yankees manage to make it to the post-season.
A statement on MLB.com read: “Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz has notified both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association of his ruling that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for a period that includes 162 regular season games in the 2014 regular season as well as the entire 2014 post-season.”
Rodriguez won’t be paid throughout the ban – costing him a reported $25million over the period.
He was given the initial ban by Commissioner Bud Selig on August 5 following MLB’s investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic, which was accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
A-Rod’s face right now?