It's been widely speculated and debated that Alex Rodriguez dropped his final, remaining lawsuit that was against the New York Yankees team doctor for medical malpractice in order to clear the air and start getting ready for 2015.
If A-Rod had came into the 2015 season with the lawsuit against Dr. Christopher Ahmad, that could have made for a very awkward and potentially, a very ugly scenario, maybe one that included the Yankees telling Rodriguez to not report to camp, but that's not the case. Rodriguez dropped the suit and ended all of his legal matters he had stemming back from his Biogenesis case that lead to his 211-game suspension which was reduced to 162 games.
Once that 162 game suspension is over, the Yankees will have Rodriguez back on the team, so long as he can still play baseball, as Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reported on Wednesday.
"Now, it seems A-Rod is finally heeding Cashman's advice. While it may not be because of Cashman's words — frankly, it probably isn't — Rodriguez has stepped away from the spotlight during his exile from the game over his involvement in the Biogenesis PED case. A source told ESPNNewYork.com last week that the Yankees are prepared to take Rodriguez back in 2015, "If he can still play." Either way, the Yankees will still pay the soon-to-be 39-year-old Rodriguez. They owe him $61 million over the next three years. If he were to hit six more homers, he would tie Willie Mays with 660 career long balls, which would be worth another $6 million. "
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