A-Rod voluntarily dismisses lawsuits against MLB, MLBPA and Selig (UPDATED)

Well, this is an interesting turn of events. Major League Baseball and the Player's Association wanted Alex Rodriguez's case dismissed. Today was the day that A-Rod's side was supposed to respond and instead, they filed their own dismissal.

Yeah, I don't know what's going on either.

He also withdrew the "witch hunt" lawsuit that was filed against Bud Selig in October.

According to some of the brilliant legal minds I follow on Twitter, this could mean a couple of things.

1) A-Rod realized he had no chance of getting his suspension overturned and is saving himself time and money.


2) He's going to be re-filing a new and improved lawsuit.

Stay tuned.

And an update: According to an email from A-Rod's lawyer, he is dropping all of the lawsuits, won't be re-filing and is accepting the suspension as is.

Here's MLB's statement on the matter:

“We have been informed that Alex Rodriguez has reached the prudent decision to end all of the litigation related to the Biogenesis matter. 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. We share that desire.”