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A-Rod statement on lawsuit

Alex Rodriguez is suing Major League Baseball, claiming it has tried to "destroy the reputation and career" of the slugger.

Here is A-Rod's statement as to why he is pursuing this course of action.

"The entire legal dynamic is very complex, and my legal team is doing what they need to in order to vindicate me and pursue all of my rights," A-Rod said through his spokesman, Ron Berkowitz. "This matter is entirely separate from the ongoing arbitration proceedings continuing, and for the day to come when I can share my story with the public and my supporters."