Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 10/13/13
Alex Rodriguez will continue his appeal against Major League Baseball this Wednesday in New York, as he’ll continue to present his case to reduce his 211-game suspension in front of arbitrator Frederick Horowitz. Part of A-Rod’s case will include his beliefs that the New York Yankees are trying to keep him off the field in order to save the near $30 million he will he owed in 2014. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said on the Ian O’Connor show this morning on ESPN New York 98.7 that A-Rod is an “irreplaceable” player, and the Yanks are hoping to have him in the lineup next season, even if he factors into the Yanks attempt to bring the payroll under $189 million. “If it comes down to, would we want the player we signed to be playing that position without any problems? Absolutely, no question about that,” Cashman said. “I think if people think there’s some sort of benefit by losing that talent, I mean, you can’t replace it. It’s not like, all right, well, Alex is gone. If he wi...
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