A-Rod and MLB Have Metting Set Up For Friday

Yankees_Alex_Rodriguez_2013Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to be interviewed Friday by Major League Baseball as a prelude to his testifying at the appeal of his 211-game suspension in the Biogenesis probe, sources said Wednesday. The meeting is to take place at the Manhattan offices of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

The investigatory interview is mandated by a provision in the collective bargaining agreement, and while Rodriguez will not be required to give sworn testimony, sources said his answers could bolster MLB’s case against him if it is determined he is not being truthful. Rodriguez previously has been interviewed by MLB in connection with the Biogenesis probe but did not answer questions, sources said.

Rodriguez is expected to be principally questioned by Dan Halem, MLB’s senior vice president and general counsel who has been in attendance at all eight arbitration sessions

Source: Steven Marcus, Newsday.com