A-Rod’s Duped Report Denied By Sources

ARODSources familiar with the strategy to be employed by Alex Rodriguez in his appeal of a 211-game suspension strongly denied a report alleging that the New York Yankees third baseman would claim he had been duped by Anthony Bosch into believing he was taking legal supplements.

The first two days of proceedings at Major League Baseball’s headquarters on Park Avenue were dominated by MLB presenting its case against Rodriguez, who was suspended in August for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Baseball’s case included the testimony of Bosch, the proprietor of the now-defunct Coral Gables, Fla., anti-aging clinic.

But a source told ESPNNewYork.com that Rodriguez’s lawyers had yet to present any arguments or evidence beyond an opening statement and instead were expected to begin cross-examination of Bosch on Wednesday afternoon.

The hearing before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz is expected to last through the rest of the week.

Source: Wallace Matthews, ESPN New York

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