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3 Free-Agent Options to Replace Alex Rodriguez If He Is Suspended Through 2014
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Major League Baseball's decision on suspensions regarding the Biogenesis scandal are expected to be announced in the near future, and a report by Joel Sherman and Ken Davidoff of the New York Post suggest that Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees could be handed a suspension that sees him miss the rest of this season and the entire 2014 campaign.

Such a suspension would give the Yankees no options at third base for the 2014 season, as David Adams has proven he isn't ready for an everyday job and both Jayson Nix and Eduardo Nunez are better served as utility infielders.

The market for third baseman won't be a deep one this offseason, but there are a few options that could entice Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Assuming they are committed to Rodriguez following his impending suspension, the Yankees will only need to sign potential third basemen to one-year contracts.

Seeing as every free-agent third baseman is 30 years old or older, one-year contracts could be what most of them seek.

The last thing the Yankees want to do is put up another abysmal offensive season like they have in 2013. Even if it means signing a player that's on the wrong side of 30, Cashman needs to bring him in if he can hit.

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