Alex Rodriguez is not going away. Neither are his legal bills.
Lawyers for the New York Yankees third baseman filed a lawsuit Monday alleging bias on the part of an arbitrator who handed Rodriguez a 162-game ban on Saturday for using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).
The complaint names Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, the union for the players, as defendants. One report said the cost of the suit for A-Rod could be $10 million if it goes through.
A legal analyst who spoke to CNBC said the suit is unlikely to be decided in A-Rod's favor.
"Judges are very reluctant to overturn an arbitrator's decision when both sides have initially agreed to the process," said Exavier Pope, a Chicago-based sports and entertainment lawyer. "I don't see his suspension being changed at all."
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Rodriquez's legal team was not immediately available for comment to CNBC, but one of his laywers, Jordan Siev told ESPN Monday, "We recognize the standard to overturn an arbitration is a high one. But we think this proceeding was so flawed from the beginning to end, including obvious bias from (the arbitrator) in favor of MLB, which is put forth in our complaint."
Besides suing MLB and the players association, Rodriguez filed suit against his own team last fall for medical malpractice, claiming the Yankees' doctor did not properly diagnose Rodriguez's left-hip injury during the 2012 playoffs.
All of that adds up to major legal costs.
"It's easy to estimate he's spent in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for lawyers," said Pope.