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MLBPA backs its defense of A-Rod

Updated: February 6, 2014, 11:29 AM ET
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Lawyers for the Major League Baseball Players Association have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the union by suspended New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, the New York Daily News has reported.

Rodriguez sued MLBPA on Jan. 13 -- two days after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz cut his suspension from 211 games to 162 games and the 2014 postseason -- saying its representation during his arbitration hearing was "perfunctory at best" and that it acted in "bad faith."

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