April 18, 2014

A-Rod drops his lawsuit against baseball bringing possible closure to Biogenesis scandal

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(PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Alex Rodriguez’s legal team filed a notice of dismissal in his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Friday, the deadline for the prosecution to respond to the motion by MLB and the MLBPA to dismiss the case. That action, initiated by Rodriguez, effectively [...]

MLB Report: Players wanted Alex Rodriguez out of union

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Story Highlights MLBPA lawyers said players cannot be expelled The union and Rodriguez spokesman Ron Berkowitz declined comment NEW YORK (AP) — Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed. The players spoke Jan. 13 [...]

MLB News and Notes: A-Rod sues MLB, union

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and convincing evidence” the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport’s drug investigation. As [...]

MLB witness outlines A-Rod’s PED program

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Tony Bosch spoke out about his former client, Alex Rodriguez, for the first time Sunday night. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / AP) — NEW YORK — Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010. Anthony Bosch, [...]

MLB: Arbitrator cuts A-Rod suspension to 162 games

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FILE — Alex Rodriguez arrives at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s drug suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court. Rodriguez also would be sidelined [...]

MLB: Alex Rodriguez suspended for 162 games

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Alex Rodriguez turns 39 in July. (Simon Bruty/SI) (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for 162 games for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy and interfering with the league’s investigation into the Biogenesis clinic at the heart of the latest performance-enhancing drug scandal to rock the sport. The ruling, [...]

MLB Report: A-Rod suspension ruling could come next week

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Alex Rodriguez likely won’t learn his fate until next week. (Raymond Hall/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — An official ruling on a possible suspension for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez likely won’t come until next week, the New York Post’s Mike Puma reported Thursday. According to Puma, it’s likely that arbitrator Fredric [...]

MLB News and Notes: Beltran, Napoli, Cano highlight busy day to cap wild Hot Stove week

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Mike Napoli had 23 home runs and 92 RBIs while helping the Red Sox win the World Series in 2013. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / AP) — As confirmed by his own twitter account, Mike Napoli has come to terms on a new contract with the Boston Red Sox that, according to Comcast Sports Net’s [...]

MLB: Mariners got Cano by showing him the money Yankees wouldn’t

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After nine years in the Bronx, Robinson Cano reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal with Seattle. (Chuck Solomon/SI) (PhatzRadio / SI) — The Seattle Mariners wanted Robinson Cano more than the New York Yankees did. You can take your legacy in pinstripes and your New York marketing opportunities and your direct flights to [...]

MLB Report: Alex Rodriguez’s attorneys vow to take grievance to court, release evidence

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said he hopes to be in spring training with the team. (Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Representatives for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said they are preparing to take his grievance case into federal court regardless of how arbitrator Fredric Horowitz rules, according to [...]