A-Rod Already Serving Suspension–in Video Game

A-Rod Already Serving Suspension–in Video Game

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is playing in the majors after appealing his 211-game suspension, but he is suspended and inactive in MLB 13 The Show, a video game.

According to a report:

This morning, The Show rolled out its weekly roster update to account for all of the moves, injuries, trades and, yes, suspensions over the past seven days. Nothing Major League Baseball announced today, regarding a dozen suspensions for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, is reflected there.

What’s interesting is Rodriguez remains on the Yankees’ minor league roster in the video game, effectively barring the use of him in online play and also keeping him out of The Show Live, a mode that strives to deliver you all of the real-world matchups playing in Major League Baseball each day. This is probably because Rodriguez only this weekend completed a rehabilitation assignment in the minors, where he has spent the entire season so far trying to come back from a serious hip injury.

Rodriguez is not on the console, but, since lineups are updated every week, he may appear in next week’s update.