Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits that attempted to overturn his season-long suspension on Friday, suggesting he might be prepared to accept the penalty.
The New York Yankees third baseman filed the lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig, and the players’ association in January after his suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract was cut to 162 games and the 2014 post season.
Rodriguez did not immediately give an explanation for why he dropped the lawsuits.
“We believe that Mr. Rodriguez’s actions show his desire to return the focus to the play of our great game on the field and to all of the positive attributes and actions of his fellow Major League Players,” Major League Baseball said in a statement following the dismissal. “We share that desire.”