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Report: Alex Rodriguez to appeal MLB suspension

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Alex Rodriguez is expected to play third base for the New York Yankees Monday night as the Bronx Bombers open up a series against the White Sox in Chicago.

Hours before first pitch, however, Major League Baseball is expected to announce that Rodriguez will be banned for at least the remainder of the 2013 season and possibly all of the 2014 season as a result of MLB's investigation into a Miami clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players.

This seemingly contradictory state of affairs is explained by the fact that Rodriguez's lengthy suspension is likely to be tied only to a drug policy violation, making it eligible to be appealed, sources confirmed to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com.

Earlier this week, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig was weighing whether to suspend the Yankees third baseman under the little-used "best interest of baseball" clause, but that now seems unlikely to happen.

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