A-Rod suspension: New appeal will not be kept confidential

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport

A federal judge shot down on Monday a request from Alex Rodriguez's attorneys and the MLBPA to keep portions of Rodriguez's new suit against MLB sealed.

Alex Rodriguez is suing Major League Baseball over his recent 162-game suspension but, against his wishes, the process will not be confidential, according to the New York Post. Rodriguez's legal team requested that portions of the new lawsuit remain sealed, but a federal judge ruled against it.

Rodriguez's lawyer, Jordan Siev, said that they requested that portions remain sealed to ensure no confidentiality rules in the collective bargaining agreement between the MLBPA and MLB were broken. The judge argued though that public interest and first amendment issues dictate that everything should remain unsealed.

This means that pretty much everything from MLB's case against Rodriguez will become public. It will all likely be evidence in the new suit and so will be laid bare for all to see. A-Rod alleges that MLB and commissioner Bud Selig have been on a witch hunt to get him and make an example of him and so the 162-game suspension has no grounds, hence the lawsuit.

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