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Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that Alex Rodriguez had indicated that he believe the supplements he received from the now-defunct Biogenesis anti-aging clinic were legal. Rodriguez's defense team has quickly come out to say that is not true. The proceedings of the arbitration are not made available to the public, but Rodriguez's representative says the New York Daily News report is false.
According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Anthony Bosch, the clinic's founder and cooperating witness for MLB, is expected to testify against Rodriguez. Bosch is expected to tell the arbitrator that Rodriguez knowingly received illegal drugs. That testimony should come in the next day or two. The hearing is expected to take five days, and it just wrapped up day three yesterday.
Rodriguez is appealing a 211-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball. Not many believe Rodriguez has a chance of beating a suspension altogether, but there are quite a few who think the arbitrator could drastically reduce the suspension. If that happens, it would be a blow to MLB's clear plan of sending a message to ARod.
Rodriguez missed most of the season while recovering from offseason hip surgery. When he returned, he was able to appear in 44 games before once again being shut down with injury. He hit .244/.348/.423 with 7 home runs this season.
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