Derek Jeter: Yankees Have To Move On Without A-Rod

10 Feb
Derek Jeter: Yankees Have To Move On Without A-Rod

A-Rod is a bit of a sour note for the Yankees. He is suspended for the season, so like Derek Jeter said, they are better off continuing without him. Will A-Rod ever be the same? We will have to wait and see.

CBS New York

TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Derek Jeter says the New York Yankees have no choice but to move forward now that Alex Rodriguez has accepted his suspension for the 2014 season.

Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits that were filed in an attempt to overturn a season-long ban for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal — the longest penalty in the sport’s history related to performance-enhancing drugs.

Jeter spoke Monday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. He said he has texted with A-Rod since the lawsuits were dropped.

Rodriguez was given a 211-game ban last year by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig that was reduced to 162 plus the 2014 postseason by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. A-Rod sued MLB and the union in federal court in Manhattan, claiming the arbitration process was flawed. Rodriguez’s lawyers filed notices of dismissal…

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