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Union files appeal of Rodriguez's suspension
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez heads to a batting cage before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) - photo by 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 was back at third base and batting third for the New York Yankees against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, said he had "no reaction" to the filing of the grievance.