Little League kills 'Alex Rodriguez Field' after suspension

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez leaves a news conference in Chicago, August 5, 2013. Rodriguez,...

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez leaves a news conference in Chicago, August 5, 2013. Rodriguez, baseball's highest-paid player and one of the sport's greatest hitters, was suspended for a record 211 games on Monday for his involvement in one of American sport's biggest doping scandals. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 11:41 AM ET

Alex Rodriguez’s battered image took another hit Sunday when a youth sports complex removed the embattled ball-player’s name from one of the park’s main diamonds.

The Fox Cities Sports Authority in Appleton, Wisc., relinquished the naming rights to Alex Rodriguez Field effective immediately, the facility announced.

“The Sports Authority will pay to remove the plaques referencing Rodriguez from public display,” said Stan Baehman, director emeritus.

Baehman went on to tell the Post-Crescent that “the naming rights will revert to USA Sports, the operator of the field.”

Matt TenHaken, president of the board for USA Youth, told the Post-Crescent the signage displaying the New York Yankees slugger’s name has already been removed from the park.

On Monday, Rodriguez, 38, and 12 others were suspended for their alleged involvement with Biogenesis of America, a south Florida anti-aging clinic that reportedly provided professional athletes with performance enhancing drugs.

For his alleged role in the scandal, Major League Baseball suspended Rodriguez through the 2014 season.

Rodriguez returned from injury for the first time this season Monday night and will continue to play with the Yankees while he appeals the league's suspension.

A-Rod agreed to a 10-year, $275 million deal with the Yankees in 2007, keeping him at the club until he’s 42.


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