New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is suspended for the entire 2014 season for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, has resolved all outstanding legal matters and he intends to play in 2015, CBS Sports reports.
Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits against Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players’ Association in early February, and has since decided to accept his season-long suspension, with a focus on getting ready for the 2015 season. The last step came Friday, when Rodriguez dropped his medical malpractice lawsuit that he filed against the Yankees’ team doctor.
Rodriguez was originally suspended for 211 games, but the amount was reduced to 162, plus any potential postseason games this season, by an independent arbitrator following Rodriguez’s appeal.
He will be 39 in July, and will enter next season just 61 hits shy of 3,000 for his career.