TODAY | August 05, 2013
>> much. alex rodriguez , after weeks of build up major league baseball is set to suspend the yankee slugger in a matter of hours over his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. ron is at yankee stadium . good morning to you.
>> good morning, the yankees return home here friday night but it's a mystery whether a. rod will be in the line-up as his future is still up in the air today.
>> reporter: on a day when baseball's top executive is set to suspend the game's all time top earner, sources tell nbc sports , a potential $35 million strike --
>> a fly ball and the ball is up and gone.
>> reporter: alex rodriguez is expected ironically to make his yankee season debut tonight in chicago. the no big deal approach of his manager and star teammate sunday.
>> he's in there. i'm going to play him.
>> reporter: contrast the drama in the baseball world. in his final games over the weekend he leveled what some saw as a swipe as the league's front office and more clearly yankees on the hook for nearly $100 million on his contract.
>> when all the stuff is going on in the background and people are finding creative ways to cancel your contract and stuff like that, that's concerning for me.
>> reporter: rodriguez and other players stand to lose mightily. for a. rod, the stakes are enormous. for his fragile baseball legacy and at home.
>> i plan to set my girls down and we're going to have a lengthy conversation and i'll have an opportunity to tell it all at some point. i'll have that platform and when the time is right i'll tell my full story.
>> reporter: an announcement from major league baseball is expected to come down about noon eastern time today, matt.