Source: A-Rod Arbitration hearing is over

November, 21, 2013
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The Alex Rodriguez arbitration hearing has concluded, a source with knowledge of the private proceedings told ESPN New York. The arbitrator Fredric Horowitz will now decide if Rodriguez's 211-game for violating the CBA and Joint Drug Agreement will stand.

While it was expected that a decision would come 25 days after the end of the hearing, a source said that Horowitz's verdict may not be known until early January.

Since A-Rod has made it apparent that he will challenge any ruling against him in federal court, this updated information doesn't really impact the Yankees offseason. Even if Horowitz decides A-Rod should be held out of the entire 2014 season, the Yankees still won't be able to utilize the $33 million they need to budget, because A-Rod is going to seek an injunction. Thus, they won't shell out that money until they are totally certain it will not end up hurting their goal of being under $189 million for the entire season to take advantage of the luxury tax and revenue sharing savings.

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Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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