As if he didn’t have enough money already, Alex Rodriguez, in the midst of his suspension appeal case, has announced that he is going to sue Major League Baseball for “tortious interference.”
The New York Times got a hold of a copy of the lawsuit. The paper says the following:
Among the allegations, Rodriguez’s lawyers wrote that Major League Baseball had paid Bosch, the head of the now-closed Biogenesis clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., a total of $5 million in monthly installments “to buy his cooperation,” citing “at least one individual who claims to have knowledge of Mr. Bosch’s deal.” The lawyers said that baseball also promised to provide security for Bosch, cover his legal bills and indemnify him from civil liability stemming from the case.
This all stems from the amount of negative publicity that Rodriguez has gained following the now-defunct Biogenesis Clinic controversy. Anthony Bosch, the owner of the former clinic, which allegedly supplied performance enhancing drugs to multiple players across baseball, has ratted out A-Rod as being a member of the clinic.
It is important to note that Rodriguez is not suing the New York Yankees, even though reports surfaced over the summer that said he was suspicious of the team’s actions in handling him and his injuries. He supposedly thought that the Yankees were intentionally keeping him off the field, and diagnosing him with injuries in effort to get some money back on the $275 million, albatross contract that was signed back in 2007.
Rodriguez is currently appealing a 211 game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis Clinic.
As we get more details about the lawsuit, we will inform you right here on Yanks Go Yard.
*UPDATE 6:03 PM*
Rodriguez has filed a malpractice suit against his doctor, Christopher Ahmad. He is suing for the diagnosis of his hip injury last year. I guess he doesn’t think that it was as bad as the doctors did, and that the doctors were taking orders from the Yankees to keep him off the field. You just can’t make this stuff up.