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A-Rod formally files the appeal of his 211-game suspension

Aug 8, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference in Chicago Reuters

Alex Rodriguez and the union have filed his suspension papers:

The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguez‘s 211-game suspension Wednesday, sending the case to an independent arbitrator.¬†Union spokesman Greg Bouris confirmed the appeal and said the players’ association had no further comment.

Major League Baseball declined comment too. If A-Rod comments no one is going to believe him anyway, so he probably shouldn’t bother.

All of this is a formality, of course. But the formal parts are what really matters when you’re doing legal things.

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