Alex Rodriguez sues MLB, union over 2014 ban

6:11 PM, Jan 13, 2014   |    comments
Alex Rodriguez is facing a 211-game suspension. (Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports)
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New York, NY ( - A desperate Alex Rodriguez and his legal team filed suit in Manhattan's U.S. District Court Monday in an effort to have his 162-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use overturned.

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The disgraced New York Yankees third baseman named both Major League Baseball and the Players Association as defendants in the 42-page document, arguing that the Commissioner's Office violated the collective bargaining agreement with its pursuit of the suspension and that the union did not properly perform its duty to fairly represent his case.

Rodriguez's complaint also made public Saturday's ruling by arbitrator Frederic Horowitz, who reduced the star slugger's original ban from 211 games to 162 but prohibited him from playing in any regular-season or postseason games in 2014. Rodriguez's attorneys argued that the verdict should be dismissed on the grounds that Horowitz showed partiality to Commissioner Bud Selig during the hearing.

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