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Alex Rodriguez's lawyers updated his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and Bud Selig, adding new criticism of the commissioner for not testifying in the union's grievance to overturn the 211-game suspension given to the New York Yankees star last summer.
Michael Weiner's funeral drew baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, adversaries who did not appear to cross paths during Sunday's service honoring the union leader.
Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday when both sides rested their cases, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
Now the waiting begins for Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball.
Alex Rodriguez's lawyers rested their primary case Thursday without calling the player as a witness at the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension, a person familiar with the proceedings told The Associated Press.
Major League Baseball has started its rebuttal. Rodriguez's team is still to make its rebuttal. After the hearing concludes, the sides would set a schedule for briefs. The matter would then be turned over to arbitrator Fredric Horowitz for a decision.
Alex Rodriguez's lawyers were back at his arbitration hearing without him Thursday, a day after he added a different kind of walk-off to go along with the 11 game-ending hits in his big league career.
Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players' union four years ago and smoothed its perennially contentious relationship with management, died Thursday, 15 months after announcing he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51.