Alex Rodriguez is already planning to counter arbitrator Fredric Horowitz’s decision on his appeal case should the decision not be to the disgraced baseball star’s liking.
A source speaking to the New York Daily News revealed A-Rod and his legal team are ready to ask for an injunction if required:
“The papers are all ready.
They are just waiting for the announcement.”
The Yankees third basemen is currently facing a 211 game suspension as a result of the Biogenesis scandal investigation – the longest non-lifetime suspension handed out in baseball history.
Should the suspension be enforced this would rule the 14 time MLB All-Star out of action until the end of the 2014 MLB season.
A-Rod’s attorney would then, it seems, ask a judge to issue an injunction which would allow the player to report for Yankee spring training next month and be available to play when the new season begins while his legal team attempt to overturn the decision.
His lawyers feel the length of the suspension violates federal law, and the player seems unlikely to go down without a fight whenever the ruling may come.
The New York Daily News source believes A-Rod would be willing to serve out a 65 game ban – a total that would match that of Ryan Braun, the other primary target in the MLB’s investigation.
With the ruling expected to come in the next few days it seems the one time baseball hero is prepared for any outcome.