Rodriguez accuses MLB of engaging in ‘witch hunt’

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NEW YORK — With the World Series over, Alex Rodriguez resumed his criticism of Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig for its investigation that led to a 211-game suspension that the New York Yankees third baseman is trying to overturn.

In addition to a grievance filed by the players’ union, Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Selig and MLB that accused them of engaging in a “witch hunt.”

“I am deeply troubled by my team’s investigative findings with respect to MLB’s conduct,” Rodriguez said in a statement Thursday. “How can the gross, ongoing misconduct of the MLB investigations division not be relevant to my suspension, when my suspension supposedly results directly from that division’s work?”

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