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How A-Rod’s 162-Game Ban Impacts Yankees 2014 Roster, Payroll, Offseason Plan

class="ui-droppable">New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension was reduced to 162 games Saturday, and he won't be eligible for the postseason.

While Rodriguez doesn't appear to be giving up just yet—his Facebook page says he will take his fight to federal court—the Yankees can be all but certain that their 2014 season will be "A-Rod free," and they can plan accordingly. 

That plan could still go one of at least two ways. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the team will save $27.5 million on luxury tax payroll, although they would still be assessed around $3.16 million because a full MLB year counts as 183 days.

With the money saved, the Yankees could either stay under the luxury ...

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