Rodriguez drop suit against Yankees' doctor

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jun 20 2014 04:48:25 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 20 2014 05:10:55 PM EDT
Alex Rodriguez post suspension news conference

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuit against team doctor Chris Ahmad on Friday.

Rodriguez, who was suspended the entire season because of the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs scandal, will make a comeback attempt with the Yankees next season.

"He has full intentions on playing in 2015," Rodriguez's spokesman Ron Berkowitz said, according to

The Yankees have not commented.

Rodriguez also dropped lawsuits against Major League Baseball and the players union several months ago that were related to his suspension.

"All legal matters have been resolved," Berkowitz said.

Rodriguez had filed a lawsuit against Ahmad related to his hip injuries.

The Yankees will likely welcome Rodriguez back next year since they are thin in the infield and cutting him would cost them the remaining $61 million the third baseman has left on his contract.

Rodriguez will turn 40 next year and he is coming off two hip surgeries. He also has not played since his suspension last August so it is not certain how much he has left. In 156 at-bats in 2013, he batted .244 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs.


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