Alex Rodriguez is suing Major League Baseball and its commissioner, accusing them of trying to destroy his reputation and career.
The Yankees' third baseman filed the lawsuit Friday in State Supreme Court seeking unspecified damages.
Rodriguez claims MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig have tried to ruin his reputation in order to hide Selig's past inaction regarding performance enhancing drugs.
The lawsuit says the commissioner wanted to secure his legacy as the "savior" of America's pastime.
Rodriguez is appealing a 211-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement and labor contract.
He claims the suspension will cost him tens of millions of dollars in salary.
In a statement, MLB called Rodriguez's lawsuit "desperate" and says it violates the confidentiality provisions of the Joint Drug Agreement between the league and its players.