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FILE- In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Alex Rodriguez leaves the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. Rodriguez has accepted his season-long suspension from Major League Baseball, the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez withdrew his lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig and the players' association to overturn his season-long suspension on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The notices of dismissal were filed in federal court in Manhattan. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

FILE- In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Alex Rodriguez leaves the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. Rodriguez has accepted his season-long suspension from Major League Baseball, the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez withdrew his lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig and the players' association to overturn his season-long suspension on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The notices of dismissal were filed in federal court in Manhattan. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

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