Bud Selig 'comfortable' with how MLB conducted Biogenesis investigation

Speak up, sonny. - Jamie Squire

The MLB admitted to paying $125,000 for evidence while Alex Rodriguez accuses them of paying the Biogenesis founder to ensure he would speak against A-Rod.

WIth New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez filing a lawsuit against Major League Baseball for conducting a "witch hunt," commissioner Bud Selig defended how his office's investigation into the Biogenesis scandal was conducted, reports the New York Post's Ken Davidoff.

The MLB doled out a 211-game suspension to Rodriguez, along with a 65-game suspension to Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and 50-game suspensions to 12 other players. Rodriguez is the only one to appeal his suspension. Those hearings -- which will not affect his lawsuit -- have been ongoing.

One of MLB's key witnesses is Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch. Rodriguez is suing baseball as he alleges the league paid Bosch up to $5 million to ensure he testifies against Rodriguez during his appeal. The MLB has admitted to paying $125,000 to purchase Biogenesis documents that had been stolen from Bosch.

"I’m very comfortable with that," Selig told reporters Saturday. "Look, I’m not a lawyer in that area. I’m not a lawyer altogether. But our people, and I know it’s now been written over and over again, I’m very comfortable with what they did and how they did it."

The hearings between Rodriguez and the MLB have grown more and more heated the longer they go. Things have grown so rancorous that attorneys for the two sides have nearly come to fisticuffs.

"I’ve been in baseball now 50 years," Selig said Saturday. "I thought I had seen everything, but apparently I hadn’t."

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