Found August 03, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Alex Rodriguez just talked himself out of a possible settlement with Major League Baseball and faces a 214-game suspension to be handed down on Monday the Daily News has learned. Following Rodriguez’s explosive comments after Friday night’s minor league rehab game in Trenton in which Rodriguez basically said Major League Baseball and the Yankees were conspiring to keep him off the field in order to void his contract MLB officials have rejected Rodriguez’s request to negotiate a suspension settlement a baseball source familiar with the situation said. According to the source Players Association chief Michael Weiner reached out to MLB on behalf of Rodriguez Saturday morning in an attempt to talk settlement but was told that baseball is no longer interested in negotiating with the disgraced third baseman. “They asked for a meeting this morning and were told ‘no’” said the source. “Baseball is more than comfortable with what they have.” Another source told the Daily News that despi...
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