Alex Rodriguez Reinstated to Yankees’ 40-Man Roster

Alex Rodriguez (USA Today Sports)
Alex Rodriguez
(USA Today Sports)

Alex Rodriguez’s one-year suspension officially ended Wednesday when San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval caught the final out of the 2014 World Series, meaning Rodriguez is off baseball’s restricted list and reinstated to the Yankees’ 40-man roster.

Rodriguez missed the entire 2014 season after being suspended following MLB’s investigation into the Biogenesis case. Rodriguez has not spoken with the media and his public appearances have been limited to random football and baseball games.

Two weekends ago, he attended the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game at Cowboys Stadium and nearly made some news as quarterback Tony Romo almost ran him over on the way to the field.

Rodriguez, 39, has no formal plans yet to speak with the media, his spokesman said Thursday morning.

The Yankees and Rodriguez both appear as if they are trying to be conciliatory after the rancor of his suspension. Rodriguez has three years and $61 million remaining on his contract. As part of the deal negotiated after the 2007 season, Rodriguez can earn an additional $6 million by hitting just six more home runs and tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list with 660.

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Andrew Marchand

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