VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
A-Rod hearing recesses until November

NEW YORK (AP) - Hearings on the grievance to overturn Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension recessed Friday for a month after Major League Baseball completed its direct case.

Advertisement
The session was the eighth before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who unless the case is settled will decide whether to uphold the penalty issued Aug. 5, overturn it or change the length.

Rob Manfred, MLB's chief operating officer, completed his testimony Friday. Rodriguez's legal team will call witnesses when the hearing resumes, likely the week of Nov. 18.

MLB disciplined Rodriguez following its investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic, alleging the New York Yankees third baseman violated the sport's drug agreement and labor contract.

The group Hispanics Across America, which has been demonstrating outside MLB's office in support of Rodriguez during the hearings, took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times on Friday. The ad included a photograph of Commissioner Bud Selig at the top adjacent to a headline: ''Who is Public Enemy No. 1 in Baseball?''

''Bud Selig is a disgrace to the game, to the players and to our children,'' read the ad, signed by HAA President and founder Fernando Mateo. ''He turned a blind eye on issues involving HGH and steroids until Hispanics Across America delivered three caskets to his door steps with a name and date of birth in 2004. Willful blindness should be punishable and Bud Selig and his executives have not been punished. Why? That's why we are fighting for justice for Alex Rodriguez.''

The Times reported on its website that while it doesn't reveal an advertisement's cost, a full-page, black-and-white advocacy ad in that category costs more than $100,000.

''Every person who's ever given a dime to Hispanics Across America ought to be asking why that organization spent $100,000 on an ad attacking the executive who has done more to rid professional sports of performance-enhancing drugs than any other and supporting an admitted drug user,'' Manfred said in a telephone interview.

In other A-Rod news, lawyers for Rodriguez and MLB agreed to push back a federal court conference on the player's lawsuit against the league and Selig from Oct. 24 to Nov. 7.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Hart steps down as advisor for Braves
Altuve, Stanton named MVPs
Nine players turn down qualifying offers
Astros star Altuve named AL MVP
Stanton edges Votto for NL MVP
Meulens 3rd to interview with Yankees
Manfred: Marlins fans shouldn't be upset
M's raise available money for Otani
MLB pace changes expected to happen
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2017 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 2230
Stephen Nover + 1583
ASA + 1333
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 1971
Stephen Nover + 1351
Vince Akins + 1017
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 1322
Kyle Hunter + 719
Joe Nelson + 682
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 513
ASA + 290
Kevin Rogers + 159
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 1356
Scott Rickenbach + 941
Stephen Nover + 724
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1720
Dave Cokin + 1514
ASA + 1049
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership