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Alex Rodriguez has one more reason to hope the Yankees make the playoffs.
The scandal-stained sluggerâ€™s appeal of his 211-game doping suspension will begin on Sept. 30, the day after Major League Baseballâ€™s regular season ends, Newsday reported on Friday.
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But the hearing would be rescheduled if the Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Yankees reach the postseason so Rodriguez could attend the hearing in front of arbitrator Frederic Horwitz. Yankee sources told the Daily News that they were not aware that the hearing had been scheduled.
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The appeal of A-Rodâ€™s unprecedented 211-game suspension is expected to take several days. Horwitz has 25 days after the last hearing date to announce his decision, which means the fate of Rodriguezâ€™s controversy-filled career probably wonâ€™t be known until Purses Michael Kors after the World Series is completed.
Commissioner Bud Selig suspended Rodriguez and 12 other players on Aug. 5 for the Yankee third basemanâ€™s ties to Biogenesis, the now-defunct South Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to ballplayers. The other players agreed to accept their punishment and begin their bans immediately. Baseballâ€™s drug policy permits players who are suspended for doping violations to continue playing as they appeal their Michael Kors Sale Handbags bans.
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Rodriguez, who missed most of the season while recovering from hip surgery, rejoined the Yankee the Michael Kors Handbags Sale same day the suspensions were announced. He was hitting .283 with four home runs and 10 RBI before Fridayâ€™s game with the Red Sox.
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