Posted February 7, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Alex Rodriguez Dismisses Case Against Major League Baseball [Photo]

Finally, the drama between Major League Baseball and Alex Rodriguez is over.

A-Rod has written a notice with the courts, dismissing his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and his union the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Rodriguez was suspended for 162 games including the postseason earlier this year for his role in the Biogenesis scandal and his role in using performance enhancing drugs.

Major League Baseball released the following statement.

 “We have been informed that Alex Rodriguez has reached the prudent decision to end all of the litigation related to the Biogenesis matter.  We believe that Mr. Rodriguez’s actions show his desire to return the focus to the play of our great game on the field and to all of the positive attributes and actions of his fellow Major League Players.  We share that desire.”

The New York Yankees third basemen released this statement after learning of the suspension January 11.

“This injustice is MLB’s first step toward abolishing guaranteed contracts in the 2016 bargaining round, instituting lifetime bans for single violations of drug policy, and further insulating its corrupt investigative program from any variety of defense by accused players, or any variety of objective review. I have been clear that I did not use performance enhancing substances as alleged in the notice of discipline, or violate the Basic Agreement or the Joint Drug Agreement in any manner, and in order to prove it, I will take this fight to federal court. I am confident that when a Federal Judge reviews the entirety of the record, the hearsay testimony of a criminal whose own records demonstrate that he dealt drugs to minors, and the lack of credible evidence put forth by MLB, that the judge will find that the panel blatantly disregarded the law and facts, and will overturn the suspension.

“No player should have to go through what I have been dealing with, and I am exhausting all options to ensure not only that I get justice, but that players’ contracts and rights are protected through the next round of bargaining and that the MLB investigation and arbitration process cannot be used against others in the future the way it is currently being used to unjustly punish me.

“I will continue to work hard to get back on the field and help the Yankees achieve the ultimate goal of winning another championship. I want to sincerely thank my family, all of my friends, and of course the fans and many of my fellow MLB players for the incredible support I received throughout this entire ordeal.”

There is no word on whether A-Rod will speak publicly about his role in the scandal.

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, he will not attend Yankees spring training.

You can look at the official document in the gallery.