A-Rod's attorneys, MLB to appear in NY court
The New York Yankees third baseman is not expected at the meeting Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
Rodriguez was given a 211-game suspension by the league on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract.
He is challenging the suspension and has sued the league and Commissioner Bud Selig.
A-Rod claims he's the victim of a ''witch hunt'' aimed at destroying his reputation to make it appear baseball has cleaned up its act regarding performance-enhancing drugs.
MLB responded by calling Rodriguez's actions ''desperate.''