Posted January 16, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Alex Rodriguez Thinks Of MLB Suspension As “Vacation”

Alex Rodriguez is beginning to look at his suspension as the glass being “half full.”

He has been suspended for 162 games this season including any post season play. That does not include Spring Training, which means he can show up to Yankees camp although he is suspended for the season.

At a press conference in Mexico, Rodriguez spoke about the support he has been receiving from teammates and friends throughout his battle and how his suspension could actually be a good thing for him. These are his first public comments since the suspension was upheld by an arbitrator and the 60 Minutes episode exposing the investigation against him aired.

 “I think that in the year 2014, the league could have done me a favor because I’ve played 20 years without a timeout. I think 2014 will be a year to rest mentally and physically prepare myself for the future and begin a new chapter of my life.”

Don’t worry Yankees fans. A-Rod is looking forward to finishing his contract with the team, if they still want him of course.

“I have 3 years left on my contract starting in 2015 and I hope to play very well and finish my career in New York.”

Derek Jeter spoke to reporters about A-Rod in Tampa, saying that it was indeed a sad situation.

“As a teammate, you’re saddened by the whole thing. The whole thing has been kind of messy . . . he’s human. I’m sure it’s a rough situation.”

Rodriguez is taking the case to federal court, and is also suing MLB’s players union on it’s practices.

It’s going to be a long season.