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A-Rod formally appeals suspension

Updated: August 8, 2013, 4:56 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension Wednesday, sending the case to an independent arbitrator.

Union spokesman Greg Bouris confirmed the appeal and said the players' association had no further comment.

Rodriguez, who went 1-for-5 with a single and a walk in the New York Yankees' 6-5, 12-inning loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, said he had "no reaction" to the filing of the grievance.

"I ...

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