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Rodriguez has tentative date for appeal hearing

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ESPNNewYork.com reported on Friday that Alex Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game suspension will take place one day after the regular season ends if the Yankees do not make the playoffs.

The hearing, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 30 in front of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, could be postponed if the Yankees are playing in the postseason because Rodriguez has the right to appear in person.

A decision on reducing Rodriguez's suspension is not expected until after the World Series.

The Yankees third baseman was suspended for his ties to the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis and for allegedly attempting to interfere with MLB's investigation.

A-Rod would not be paid during a suspension. He is owed $86 million through 2017. Coming in to Friday's game he had hit four home runs in 27 games.

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