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
Boxing/MMA
Fantasy Sports
More
Betting Tools

 
A-Rod wants lawsuit vs MLB back in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez wants his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and commissioner Bud Selig sent back to state court, and the sport said it will move to dismiss the case.

Advertisement
A day after an initial conference in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the feuding sides filed paperwork Friday explaining their intended motions.

MLB says the case should be heard in federal court because of provisions of the Labor Management Relations Act, known as Taft-Hartley. Rodriguez's lawyers said that ''contradicts the positions MLB repeatedly took before the Florida state court in the lawsuit it filed against Biogenesis of America'' and accuses the sport of taking ''a 180-degree turn.''

Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games by MLB in August for alleged violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract. The New York Yankees third baseman was allowed to keep playing until arbitrator Fredric Horowitz decides a grievance filed by the players' union to overturn the penalty.

''Defendants have engaged in a systematic effort to destroy Mr. Rodriguez's reputation, including by continually leaking false stories to the media about Mr. Rodriguez,'' Rodriguez's lawyers said, repeating allegations they have made several times.

MLB's papers said Rodriguez's ''outrageous and ill-founded allegations are utterly without merit (and) neither this court nor the state court can or should adjudicate those claims on the merits.''

MLB said the matter should be litigated under the arbitration procedure outlined in baseball's labor contract because they involve interpretations of that agreement. It said the Biogenesis lawsuit was distinct because the defendants in that lawsuit are not parties to baseball's collective bargaining agreement.

A hearing before U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield is scheduled for Jan. 23.

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
Rogers: Friday's Diamond Notes
Roberts: Weekend Outlook
Akins: Diamond Trends - Friday
MyBookie.ag: Friday's Best Bet
Nelson: Top Contender Concerns
Cardinals cool off Cubs with 11-4 win
Indians place LHP Logan on disabled list
A's sign 1B Carter to minor league deal
M's acquire LHP Gonzales from Cards
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
4-0 +526 LN, 9-1 Run, +5,133 TY
13-1 +1,310 G-Plays, 16-6 L7 Days
5-1 +490 Y'day, 6-2 +379 G-Plays
7-2, +607 Record Thursday
5-1, +425 L6 MLB Guarantees
9-4 Record Last 13 Picks
5-2 G-Plays, 12-6 L18 Picks
7-2, +487 Last 9 Guarantees
6-3 Record Last 9 Picks
3-0 Last 3 MLB G-Plays
14-8 +630 L22, +1,859 Overall
9-5, +436 Last 14 Guarantees
7-4 +378 Y'day, +2,275 Totals
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks
2017 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 5133
Stephen Nover + 1859
John Fisher + 882
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 2052
Gary Bart + 2001
Vince Akins + 1372
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 2275
Micah Roberts + 912
Kyle Hunter + 738
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 889
ASA + 644
John Fisher + 637
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 1119
Scott Rickenbach + 840
Gary Bart + 633
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 1735
Dave Cokin + 1372
Stephen Nover + 863
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