It looks as if Alex Rodriguez won’t be taking his suspension case to federal court.
According to Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger, Rodriguez has dismissed his lawsuit against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig and the Major League Baseball Players Association. Rodriguez dismissing his case follows the MLBPA asking for the judge to dismiss the lawsuit earlier this week.
Rodriguez originally filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball following a 162 game suspension, one that will keep Rodriguez off the field for the entire 2014 season, including the postseason should the Yankees make it.
The Major League Baseball Players Association released the following statement regarding Rodriguez dismissing the lawsuit.
“Alex Rodriguez has done the right thing by withdrawing his lawsuit. His decision to move forward is in everyone’s best interest.”
Major League Baseball also released a statement:
“We have been informed that Alex Rodriguez has reached the prudent decision to end all of the litigation related to the Biogenesis matter. We believe that Mr. Rodriguez’s actions show his desire to return the focus to the play of our great game on the field and to all of the positive attributes and actions of his fellow Major League Players. We share that desire.”