Updated: Alex Rodriguez announced Saturday that he still plans to fight his reduced 162-game suspension in federal court.
A-Rod was hoping more around a max of 100 game total for his suspension, so he could have a chance to play this season as he will turn 39-years old around the All-Star Break. While A-Rod goes through the appeal process, the Yankees will have to plan on a season without him and with their current roster they could may do a time share at third base with Kelly Johnson and Eduardo Nunez and have Brendan Ryan play second base, which does not bode well as you could probably combine all three players and they would unlikely produce the numbers that Rodriguez would reach, even at his age. (There are some rumors swirling around that the Yankees may be interested in signing Michael Young to man the hot corner in the Bronx this coming season).
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