A-Rod Lawsuit: MLB Paid Off Clinic Head

Plus paid $150K for stolen records, say his lawyers

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 4, 2013 11:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – A-Rod is not only appealing his suspension from baseball, he's suing the league. Alex Rodriguez filed his suit against MLB yesterday, claiming "tortious interference" as part of a "witch hunt" to get him out of baseball, reports the New York Times. The suit accuses the league of paying for the cooperation of Anthony Bosch, who ran the clinic at the heart of the latest doping scandal. The money totaled $5 million, says the lawsuit, which also claims the MLB paid $150,000 in cash for Rodriguez's stolen records. The news comes on the fifth day of A-Rod's suspension appeal in Manhattan, where the Yankees' legal team is getting a chance to grill Bosch on the stand, the New York Daily News reports.

In this Feb. 25, 2010 file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez speaks at a news conference.
In this Feb. 25, 2010 file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez speaks at a news conference.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Alex Rodriguez leaves the offices of Major League Baseball in New York, where he argued why his 211-game suspension should be overturned, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
Alex Rodriguez leaves the offices of Major League Baseball in New York, where he argued why his 211-game suspension should be overturned, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.   (AP Photo/David Karp)
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