Rodriguez plans to attend spring training

Jan 13, 2014, 1:05 PM EST
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees works out on the field before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
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New York Yankees suspended third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, plans to attend spring training when the club reports to camp in several weeks. Major League Baseball suspended Rodriguez, 38, for the entire 2014 season (162 games) as well as the postseason (if the Yankees qualify) for his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal. Rodriguez was not banned from participating in the preseason and has vowed to prepare for the season just in case his expected appeal is rewarded in his favor and he is able to play in the regular season. It will be quite a circus in Tampa, when the Yankees break camp. Rodriguez, who will be approaching 40 with fewer than 50 games under his belt in two seasons when he returns in 2015, may never play a game with the Yankees again. He is owed approximately $61 million after this season from the Yankees, though a buyout or release may be in the works.