A-Rod fires back at 162-game ban, calls MLB investigation ‘corrupt’

Alex Rodriguez won and lost, having his suspension knocked down from 211 games to 162.

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Alex Rodriguez had his suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal reduced from 211 games to 162 games on Saturday.

That doesn’t mean the tainted New York Yankee slugger is going quietly.

His next stop to challenge his alleged links to Biogenesis is apparently federal court.

Major League Baseball issued the following statement today regarding the decision rendered by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz:

“For more than five decades, the arbitration process under the Basic Agreement has been a fair and effective mechanism for resolving disputes and protecting player rights.  While we believe the original 211-game suspension was appropriate, we respect the decision rendered by the Panel and will focus on our continuing efforts on eliminating performance-enhancing substances from our game.”

The plot will surely thicken, but clearly Berkowitz and A-Rod do not plan to go quietly.