Alex Rodriguez has one more reason to hope the Yankees make the playoffs.

The scandal-stained slugger’s appeal of his 211-game doping suspension will begin on Sept. 30 the day after Major League Baseball’s regular season ends Newsday reported on Friday.

But the hearing would be rescheduled if the Yankees reach the postseason so Rodriguez could attend the hearing in front of arbitrator Frederic Horwitz. Yankee sources told the Daily News that they were not aware that the hearing had been scheduled.

Lawyers for Rodriguez and MLB discussed exchanging documents requested during discovery a source familiar with the session told The News. Hearing dates were also discussed at the status hearing the source said.