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MLB Fires Arbitrator From Braun Case

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that baseball management has fired Shyam Das, the arbitrator who overturned Ryan Braun’s drug suspension in February.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the decision had not been announced.

Das had been baseball’s permanent arbitrator since 1999. Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement says the arbitrator can be removed by players or management at any time with written notice.

Das, a graduate of Harvard and Yale University Law School, also has been an arbitrator for the NFL since 2004 and is scheduled to hear a grievance in the New Orleans Saints bounty case on Wednesday.

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