Joe G: A-Rod saga 'complicates'

November, 7, 2013
11/07/13
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the drawn-out Alex Rodriguez appeal hearing is complicating offseason plans because the team doesn't know whether the third baseman's 211-game suspension will be upheld or not.

"I think it complicates," Girardi said at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.

Rodriguez's appeal for violating the joint drug agreement and the collective bargaining agreement resumes Nov. 18 in Manhattan. At that point, A-Rod's side will begin its defense. One of Rodriguez's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said that will last at least five days.

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