Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 8/13/13
Alex Rodriguez is bringing in a heavy hitter to bolster his legal team as he prepares to go nine innings against Major League Baseball in its case against A-Rod in the Biogenesis PED scandal. A-Rod has hired top New York criminal defense lawyer Joe Tacopina to back up his legal team as the Yankees slugger prepares to get ready for the fight of his career, reports Page Six of The New York Post. The third baseman is facing a 211-game suspension, millions of dollars in lost salary and a big stain on his career. Tacopina — who has successfully handled many high-profile cases which looked like lost causes— and has defended the likes of acquitted ex-NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno and disgraced NYC politician Hiram Monserrate. He has joined Rodriguez’s team and is expected to make a series of media appearances — including interviews with ESPN and the morning shows — to defend A-Rod next week.  A source close to Rodriguez's camp told Page Six, “Joe is a fighter, and that is what ...
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