The MLB has suggested that Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer Joseph Tacopina needs to show his hand and by doing do the stakes might have been raised.
According to MLB executive VP Robert Manfred, in a letter revealed to A-Rod’s attorney during a nationally broadcast TV interview, agreed to waive the confidentiality clause written into the baseball league’s drug-testing agreement with the players’ association, as Tacopina had said would be a viable course of action.
However, Manfred didn’t stop at drug-testing information, which suggests the remainder of evidence in the Biogenesis case as it concerns the star player could be released for public consumption, including “all documents, records, communications, text messages, and instant messages relating to Rodriguez’s treatment by Anthony Bosch.”
The league sent the letter to the TV show and the host (Matt Lauer) presented it to Tacopina during the in-person interview before asking the attorney if he would sign it.
Later on, Tacopina issued a written statement in which he called the letter “a publicity stunt.”
As YouWager bettors know, the 38 year-old player is currently appealing a 211-game suspension from MLB for violating the sport’s drug policy.
A close to Rodriguez has stated that for it to be a legal binding document, it has to go through the proper channels, which includes the MLB Players Association.
Tacopina has fired several allegations toward the New York Yankees organization.
His latest allegation came earlier this week, with the attorney saying the team knew about Rodriguez’s torn hip labrum during the 2012 playoffs, but let the 14X All-Star play through it anyway.
Even so, general manager Brian Cashman, says the Yankees weren’t aware of it until after the conclusion of the baseball post season.