A-Rod's ban reduced to 162 games. By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com Updated: January 11, 2014, 2:10 PM ET Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the entire 2014 season by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who handed down a 162-game ban to the New York Yankees third baseman for his involvement in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis scandal. Horowitz's ruling upholds a good portion of the original 211-game suspension levied by MLB, which banned Rodriguez in August after concluding its investigation. Rodriguez continued playing after appealing the decision. Click on this link to read the entire article: http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/10278277/alex-rodriguez-suspension-reduced-162-games The suspension also includes all potential playoff games in 2014.