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MLB arbiter hits Alex Rodriguez with 162 game suspension

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Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees stands on third base during a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Fightin Phils at Arm & Hammer Park on August 3, 2013 in Trenton, New Jersey. The superstar will miss the rest of this season and all of next season due to a suspension. Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's 211 game suspension for his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs was reduced to 162 games by an arbitrator this weekend, effectively forcing the slugger to sit out the entire 2014 season.

Rodriguez has denied Major League Baseball's doping allegations and vowed to take his fight to federal court to get his suspension reversed.

In an interview with 60 Minutes that aired last night, Anthony Bosch, founder of the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogensis at the center of the scandal and MLB's key witness in the case against Rodriguez, details the player's PED use and describes personally injecting Rodriguez with banned substances.

What’s next for Rodriguez? What are the chances that his suspension will get thrown out in federal court?


Steve Fishman, contributor editor at New York magazine who’s been covering the story

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