Union head: No issues with A-Rod going forward

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HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees works out on the field before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
FILE - OCTOBER 4: According to reports on October 4, 2013, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees has filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball. HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees works out on the field before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates Ichiro Suzuki #31, J.R. Murphy #66, and Brendan Ryan #35 after scoring a grand slam in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium on September 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 19: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees warms up during batting practice before the start of MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 19, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees watches the flight of his seventh inning grand slam against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium on September 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Giants 5-1. The home run was the 24th career grand slam for Rodriguez moving him past Lou Gehrig into first place on the all time list. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Alex Rodriguez #13 (L) and Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees look on against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 11, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: Third basemen Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees in action against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 10, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez looks back to the glove of Baltimore Orioles' Matt Wieters to make sure Wieters caught a third strike foul tip in the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, Monday, September 9, 2013. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 05: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 5, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 29: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees loosens up before taking batting practice before the game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 29, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees and baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson look on during the teams Old Timer's Day prior to a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on June 20, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Union head Tony Clark says the players' association has no issues going forward with suspended New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the players' association in January in an effort to overturn a season-long suspension, then dropped the lawsuit this month. Rodriguez initially was suspended for 211 games in August by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, and the union filed a grievance to overturn the discipline. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz shortened the penalty after a hearing the three-time AL MVP claimed was flawed.

"The page has been turned," Clark said Monday after holding the union's annual spring training meeting with Yankees' players.

Rodriguez was among 14 players suspended last summer following MLB's investigation of a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned substances. He was the only player to contest his penalty.

"I'm comfortable with the process that is in place," Clark said. "A player has an opportunity to go through the process as one of the players did. Others decided not to go through the process."

Rodriguez will be 39 when eligible to return next year and has three seasons and $61 million left in his record million, 10-year contract with the Yankees.

Clark has not talked with Rodriguez since the litigation against the union was dropped on Feb. 7.

"Alex is a member of the player's association," Clark said. "He will serve the penalty that he's been given by the arbitrator, and he will come back in spring training ready to go wherever that happens to be. He's under contract with the Yankees. I would expect him to be in camp with the Yankees. Am I concerned about anything beyond that? No."

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