For Alex Rodriguez, the decision of whether to accept a suspension or fight on comes down to dollars and sense. As the day for arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to rule on Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game ban draws near -- some think it could come as soon as Friday -- the beleaguered slugger has discussed the possibility of accepting a reduced ban without attempting to get an injunction delaying his punishment, according to a source in A-Rod's camp.
The amount of money it would cost A-Rod to take his case to court would costs millions of dollars and there is no guarantee you would even win, something that apparently beginning to sink in for him. It is anticipated that the reduced suspension would be around 100 games, which means he would be able to return sometime next season, which is key for the 38-year old veteran.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Mike Scott will not play Saturday.
Scott has shed his walking boot, but is still a couple of practices away from returning to the floor in a game. His sprained left big toe, which he suffered in a game on March 11 against the Nuggests, is still giving him trouble and he is probably a week or so away from joining the team on the court. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Paul George (leg) ruled out for Sunday.
He has not been cleared by the team for game action, so despite his desire to play again before the regular season is done, he will have to miss some more action. Consider him day-to-day for now. Until he returns to action, he is worthless for fantasy purposes. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson