September 30, 2013 in Sports

A-Rod’s suspension appeal begins Monday

 

Alex Rodriguez gets to start arguing his case today. In a hearing room before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, lawyers for the New York Yankees third baseman will argue why the 211-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball on Aug. 5 should be overturned. “Obviously this is going to be a grueling process all the way through,” Rodriguez said. “This has been a burden. It’s been a big burden. So let’s get it on.” The Major League Baseball Players Association says the penalty imposed by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is excessive. Unless there is a settlement, a decision isn’t expected until the winter. Rodriguez was suspended for his involvement with the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic. The 13 other players penalized accepted their suspensions. –AP

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