New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is apologizing to fans for his season-long drug suspension.

In a hand-written letter posted on, "A-Rod" writes that he is sorry and takes full responsibility for mistakes that led to his suspension for the 2014 season. He adds that many won't believe his apology or anything he says at this point, and that's on him.

Rodriguez also thanked the Yankees for being "gracious" in offering Yankee Stadium to hold an apology press conference, but he declined saying the next time he is in Yankee Stadium, he should be in pinstripes doing his job.

Rodriguez says he served the longest suspension in the history of the league for PED use, but the matter is now over and he's ready to move on and play baseball.

The 39-year-old is returning this year after being suspended all of last season for his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal.

Clinic founder Anthony Bosch was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for supplying PEDs to athletes.

Rodriguez has three years and 61-million-dollars remaining on his contract. Yankees pitchers and catchers are due to report for spring training in Tampa, Florida on Friday.  (Metro Networks Inc)