Randy Cruz (@cruzr83)
The original suspension was 211 games for Alex Rodriguez, but according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, an independent arbitrator ruled on Saturday that Rodriguez should be suspended for 162 games plus any postseason games.
The suspension is without pay and will cost Rodriguez $25 million in salary.
More from Tim Brown:
"MLB hit Rodriguez the hardest, at 211 games, the longest non-lifetime ban in league history. Of the Biogenesis 14, only Rodriguez appealed. He then sued MLB, alleging the league and Selig "engaged in tortious and egregious conduct with one and only one goal … to destroy the reputation and career of Alex Rodriguez." He also accused MLB of unscrupulous – and at times illegal – conduct during its investigation. And, Rodriguez filed a medical malpractice suit against the New York Yankees team doctor and a New York hospital over their treatment of his hip injury."
He is under contract with the Yankees until 2017 and will be 40 years old when he returns to the lineup in 2015.