MLB: Willing to release A-Rod files

Updated: August 20, 2013, 10:54 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Major League Baseball has called for Alex Rodriguez's lawyer to show his hand -- and may have raised the stakes in the process.

MLB executive VP Robert Manfred, in a letter revealed to attorney Joseph Tacopina during a nationally broadcast TV interview Monday morning, agreed to waive the confidentiality clause written into the league's drug-testing agreement with the players' association, as Tacopina had indicated would be a viable course of action.

But Manfred didn't stop ...

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