UPDATE: A-Rod Suspended, Will Play for Yankees While Awaiting Appeal

Despite Major League Baseball's plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees' third baseman is expected to play at tonight's game.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Rodriguez plans to appeal MLB's decision to suspend him through the 2014 season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, allowing him to get back in the game immediately.

Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was excited to hear A-Rod could play during an appeal.

"I want him back with us. This is arguably one of the best hitters of all time," he said. "Having him in the lineup is obviously going to be very positive for us."

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