A-Rod preparing to play in 2015

Rodriguez has not appeared in a major league game since Sept. 25, 2013. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, currently serving a suspension for violation of the league’s joint drug agreement, has begun preparing for the 2015 season, according to the New York Post.

Rodriguez is suspended for the 2014 season as a result of his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, but the 39-year-old has made it clear that he has designs of returning to the Yankees next season. He reportedly passed an insurance physical, and has been deemed physically fit to take the field next year.

He has also been in contact with general manager Brian Cashman, informing him of his offseason activities, including completed workouts at UCLA and the University of Miami.

Cashman told the Newark Star-Ledger that the next step is to ensure Rodriguez is in game shape after the long layoff. Rodriguez has three years remaining on a 10-year, $275 million contract he signed with the Yankees in 2007.