Rodriguez appeals suspension imposed by MLB

By Marc Castro

Aug 07, 2013 02:08 PM EDT

After being meted a suspension that runs from the rest of 2013 to the whole season of 2014, New York Yankee's superstar Alex Rodriguez has pulled off one clear play to save his game in the 9th inning. He has appealed his suspension and as a matter of process, the suspension is suspended until an arbitrator hears the case.

The effect of this status quo ante order would be to allow the embattled Rodriguez, who is now on his second infraction of Major League Baseball's policy on the use of performance enhancing drugs, to continue to play for the season. He is one of the players identified by Biogenesis as one its clients who used PEDs and this matter can only be decided upon after the 2013 season is over. Clearly, this is a homerun for a person on his second strike at the bottom of the ninth inning.

While Alex Rodriguez may be the most high profile player covered by the latest MLB PED suspensions, 12 others are included in the list. Overall, a total of US$323,210,823 woirth of salaries would be lost because of the suspension, with Rodriguez topping the list at US$34,240,437.

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