Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez sues MLB, players' union to overturn suspension

The three-time MVP is expected to miss 162 games this season, plus any postseason games.

The three-time MVP is expected to miss 162 games this season, plus any postseason games. (1/14/14)

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez is taking Major League Baseball to federal court in hopes of overturning a season-long suspension.

The embattled Yankees third basemen filed a lawsuit Monday against the MLB and its players' union in response to a suspension that stemmed from the league's drug investigation.

Over the weekend, an arbitrator had reduced A-Rod's penalty from 211 missed games to 162, plus any postseason games. The arbitrator said there was "clear and convincing evidence" that the three-time MVP had used three banned substances and tried to obstruct the MLB's biogenesis investigation.

The lawsuit comes on the heels of a "60 Minutes" interview that aired on CBS Sunday where Anthony Bosch claimed that Rodriguez frequented his secret doping clinic in Florida.  

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