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    Alex Rodriguez arrives at MLB headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Rodriguez’s grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension resumed Monday with the first of what could be 10 straight days of sessions. Seth Wenig/The Associated Press

Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:00 pm | Updated: 12:07 am, Thu Nov 21, 2013.

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez benched himself at his own grievance hearing.

The New York Yankees star walked out in the middle of a session Wednesday when furious arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. The move, followed by angry statements accusing Selig of bias and the entire arbitration process of flaws, appeared to be a prelude to a lawsuit challenging whatever ruling Horowitz makes on A-Rod’s 211-game suspension.

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