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A-Rod suspension: Arbitrator decision expected this weekend, per report

A decision on Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension is expected this weekend

Hannah Foslien

Major League Baseball's independent arbitrator, Fredric Horowitz, could issue his decision on whether Alex Rodriguez's drug suspension will be overturned in the next few days, according to the Associated Press.

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The New York Yankees third baseman was suspended for 211 games on Aug. 5 by Commissioner Bud Selig. The exceptional penalty was given for alleged violations of the drug agreement and labor contract. Rodriguez has not tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, though he did admit to using from 2001-2003.

The suspension followed an extended investigation into the Biogenesis clinic that also saw superstar Ryan Braun suspended, albeit for only 65 games. A dozen other players were suspended for the standard 50 games as part of the investigation, with Rodriguez the only player to appeal his punishment.

Rodriguez and his lawyers have threatened to go to federal court if the Horowitz decision isn't in their favor.

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