Alex Rodriguez's fight to overturn the longest drug-related suspension ever given to a MLB player entered its next phase on Monday when his lawyers filed suit in U.S. District Court alleging arbitrator Fredric Horowitz.
Round 2 of the dispute between Alex Rodriguez and MLB resumes Wednesday in Manhattan amid the revelation that Round 1 included a verbal confrontation between an attorney representing the Yankees slugger and a lawyer for Anthony Bosch.
Sources familiar with the strategy to be employed by Alex Rodriguez in his appeal of a 211-game suspension strongly denied a report alleging that the New York Yankees third baseman would claim he had been duped by Anthony Bosch.
Ex-Yankees outfielder Shane Spencer was the victim of a hoax in which a man called an Albany radio station on Monday and made steroid allegations involving the Yankees teams Spencer played on between 1998 and 2002.
As expected, Major League Baseball on Monday suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's leading active home run hitter, for 211 games, beginning Thursday, for violations of its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.