Sources close to Alex Rodriguez claim the slugger is innocent or at least not as guilty as Major League Baseball makes him sound and is willing to go to court to prove it according to TMZ.

The gossip site reported yesterday Rodriguez is planning to sue MLB in federal court next month if the 211-game ban given for alleged PED use through his ties with Biogenesis he is currently appealing is not lifted. The sources said Rodriguez has multiple reasons for this:

- He hasn’t “knowingly” used PEDs since 2003.

- He has been drug tested 11 times since 2011 and all have been negative.

- A-Rod feels “persecuted” and the length of his suspension compared to Brewers’ Ryan Braun’s 65-game ban is “absurd.”

- There’s “no proof” A-Rod impeded MLB’s investigation.