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Report: Alex Rodriguez paid $305,000 for evidence, an allegation he denies

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. Hearings on the grievance to overturn Rodriguez's 211-game suspension recessed on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, for a month after MBL completed its direct case.  (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. Hearings on the grievance to overturn Rodriguez's 211-game suspension recessed on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, for a month after MBL completed its direct case. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Rodriguez reportedly paid $305,000 for evidence that could be used in litigation involving the anti-aging clinic in Florida.

The report in Saturday's Daily News was denied by a spokesman for the Yankees third baseman. Ron Berkowitz said in an email to The Associated Press that "certain parties" are "leaking false information."

The paper said Rodriguez and his representatives confirmed the payments during testimony this week in the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension.

Citing an unidentified source familiar the proceedings, the News said Rodriguez and his surrogates spent the money to purchase evidence that included videotapes, documents and affidavits.

There have been eight days of hearings, with the case scheduled to resume the week of Nov. 18.