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Report: Alex Rodriguez plans to fight suspension through appeal process

Aug 1, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

ESPN’s T.J. Quinn reported yesterday that Alex Rodriguez‘s representatives were negotiating a possible settlement with MLB in regard to a suspension for his ties to Biogenesis. However, it appears that talks have broken down.

This seems to jibe with the latest update from Quinn, which says that Rodriguez’s representatives and MLB “aren’t anywhere close” to agreeing on the length of a suspension. Key for Rodriguez is that he wants to maximize the $100 million remaining on his contract with the Yankees.

As Craig Calcaterra reported yesterday, MLB is prepared to ban Rodriguez for life if a settlement isn’t reached. This would force him to fight the league through arbitration, where he could still be handed a lengthy suspension. Bud Selig has reportedly considered using the “best interests of baseball clause” to keep him off the field if he appeals.

There should be an announcement on a suspension any day now, but it sounds like the drama is just beginning.

  1. robertoperez525 - Aug 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Alex is getting the raw deal what test did he ever fail?? how can you ban someone for life if he never failed a test???? MLB is up to no good

  2. BigBeachBall - Sep 19, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    SD Chargers DEFENSE going back 10 years.

    September 14, 2009 at Oakland Raiders(Russell) picks(2) sacks(1) fumbles(1) W 24–20

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