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Newsday's Jim Baumbach reports that Alex Rodriguez has voluntarily dismissed his case against MLB, MLBPA and commissioner Bud Selig.

Friday was the deadline for A-Rod's side to respond to the MLB and MLBPA wanting the case tossed, but instead they decided to dismiss the case. It's not clear at this point what compelled him to drop the suit, but he can re-file it at any time if he so chooses. A-Rod had his 211-game suspension reduced down to 162 games last month.

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According to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, MLB player representatives "overwhelmingly agreed" that Alex Rodriguez should be kicked out of the union during a 90-minute conference call last week.

The call occurred on the day Rodriguez sued both MLB and the players' union. While union leadership quickly advised the player reps that kicking A-Rod out of the union is not legally possible, this is the latest indication that he could have trouble returning to a major league clubhouse. "That's what everyone was thinking," said one player. "We wanted to get on this call and not let him back. [To say,] 'This is our game and we don't want you in it.'"

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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the commissioner's office and the MLBPA is in agreement that Alex Rodriguez counts $3,155,737.70 toward the luxury tax for the Yankees in 2014.

Rodriguez's suspension is for 162 games, not a full year, so the Yankees aren't off the hook completely. However, they will receive significant savings, as A-Rod was going to count $27.5 million toward the luxury tax for 2014. The Yankees were hoping to stay under $189 million, which might not be realistic if they end up signing Masahiro Tanaka.

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Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in federal court in an attempt to have his 162-game suspension overturned.

Oh boy. In the complaint, which checks in at 77 pages, Rodriguez argues that arbitration Fredric Horowitz displayed "evident partiality" for MLB and that the MLBPA failed in their duties to represent him during the process. Many believe that Rodriguez is very unlikely to have any success by taking the matter to federal court, but the drama isn't over yet.

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Alex Rodriguez' attorney will file a suit in federal court Monday contesting Saturday's decision, reports Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

Rodriguez has already stated his intent to attend spring training, and now he'll seek an injunction that will allow him to play while he waits for a trial. Daniel Lazaroff, a professor at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, doesn't like A-Rod's chances. "The arbitration process in the collective bargaining context is widely respected by the federal courts, and absent of showing some bias or prejudice on the part of the arbitrator or some sort of corruption or some flagrant ignoring of the law, he's just not going to succeed," Lazaroff said. "And because the likelihood of success is small, it basically makes this a waste of time." If he's not allowed to play, he can at least take solace in the fact that the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League are already clamoring for him to join their squad for the 2014 season.

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According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Alex Rodriguez has every intention of reporting to spring training with the Yankees.

There's really not anything that the team can do to stop him from doing so, as his suspension doesn't begin until the start of the regular season. It's very clear that A-Rod isn't going down without a fight on this issue, and will do everything in his power to continue to seek exoneration.

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Alex Rodriguez announced Saturday that he still plans to fight his reduced 162-game suspension in federal court.

Rodriguez continues to insist that he did not use performance-enhancing drugs and fully believes that the federal court will overturn his suspension. While he could be fighting an uphill battle, the 38-year-old slugger really has no other recourse if he wants to continue his career.

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Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz has ruled that Alex Rodriguez receive a 162-game suspension.

If upheld, that would mean the aging superstar will sit out the entirety of the 2014 regular season. It's a slight win for Rodriguez who was initially handed a 211-game ban, though it's still significantly longer than he was hoping for. He has already announced that he plans to file a lawsuit in federal court over the ruling. The Yankees stand to save $25 million in 2014 by not having to pay A-Rod's salary.

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Ronald Blum of Yahoo Sports reports that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz could issue his decision on the Alex Rodriguez case as early as this weekend.

Thankfully after just a couple more days of this drama, there will finally be a resolution to this drawn-out saga. That is of course unless Rodriguez doesn't agree with the ruling and files an injunction, which could prolong the whole process considerably longer. Should the 38-year-old manage to receive a reduced suspension and make it onto the field at some point during the 2013 season, he's still unlikely to provide much fantasy value.

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Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York was told by a source "from Alex Rodriguez's camp" that the beleaguered slugger has discussed the possibility of accepting a reduced suspension from MLB.