Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension resumed Monday with the first of what could be 10 straight days of sessions.The sides spent their ninth day before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who also heard the case from Sept. 30-Oct.pink paper straws 3 and Oct.louis vuitton monogram vernis handbags 15-18. Rodriguez's legal team was set to call witnesses when the hearing resumed.MLB and the players' association appear to be trying to finish testimony before Thanksgiving, and it remained unclear whether the New York Yankees third baseman would testify. He had been scheduled for an investigatory interview with MLB on Friday, but the session was canceled when Rodriguez's side said he was ill with flu-like systems and could not travel from California.colorful cotton bakers twineRodriguez arrived at MLB's office on Monday morning.Wholesale Outerwears cheap OuterwearsMLB has been expected to assert that Rodriguez should not be allowed to testify at his grievance if he first refused to answer MLB's questions at the investigatory interview.
was suspended for 211 games by MLB on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of
the sport's drug agreement and labor contract, and the players'
association filed the grievance to overturn the penalty.The three-time
AL MVP said four years ago he used performance-enhancing drugs while
with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03, but he has denied using them since.
At the time of his suspension, MLB said the penalty was for "use and
possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing
substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone over the
course of multiple years" and for "engaging in a course of conduct
intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioner's
investigation."A Florida police department said Monday it had reopened
an investigation into the theft of documents related to baseball's
inquiry.Boca Raton police officer Sandra Boonenberg said the
investigation was reopened several weeks ago based on new information
stemming from Rodriguez's lawsuit against MLB, which accused the sport
of engaging in a "witch hunt."
offered few details on the open investigation but said detectives have
"a lot of leads that they're pursuing."The documents were stolen in
March from the car of Porter Fischer, who took them from Biogenesis of
America, the now-closed Florida anti-aging clinic where he worked.The
clinic and its owner, Anthony Bosch, have been accused of providing
banned performance-enhancing drugs to Rodriguez and other major
leaguers. Bosch agreed to cooperate with baseball's investigators, and
baseball later suspended 14 players.Citing unidentified sources close to
the investigation, ESPN reported last week that MLB impeded the Florida
investigation."MLB investigators knowingly purchased stolen documents
in their quest to allow Commissioner Selig to act,wooden cutlery set for
the first time, as if he was tough on PED use in baseball despite
striking a cooperation deal with Anthony Bosch who MLB knows is under
federal investigation for providing steroids to minors," Jordan Siev,
one of Rodriguez's lawyers, said in a statement.MLB has repeatedly
denied the accusation."The truth continues to be that we did not
knowingly purchase stolen documents and there is an active police
investigation to determine if the documents were in fact stolen," the
commissioner's office said in a statement.