NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez withdrew the claims filed against Major League commissioner Bud Selig and players’ union in its attempt to overturn a suspension for the entire 2014 season, a sign that the Yankees third baseman would New York ready to accept his punishment.
Documents requesting remove the two demands were rooted on Friday in federal court in Manhattan.
A-Rod was suspended for 211 games on 5 August for violating anti-doping program and the baseball labor agreement. The judge reduced the penalty Fredric Horowitz on January 11 to 162 games, plus all the playoffs in 2014. Rodriguez sued two days later.
“We have been informed that Alex Rodriguez has reached a prudent decision terminating the related litigation to Biogenesis case. Believe that his decision demonstrates his desire to focus on playing our great game in the field and all the positives of his fellow Major League Baseball “MLB said the organization in a statement.