Major League Baseball's key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez says he designed and administered a doping program for the 14-time All-Star that began in 2010.

Anthony Bosch, owner of the now shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis, said in an interview Sunday on "60 Minutes" that Rodriguez paid him $12,000 per month to provide him with an assortment of banned drugs that included testosterone and human growth hormone.

A-Rod's suspension was reduced Saturday from 211 games to 162, plus all playoff games next season.

MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred said in the segment that Bosch agreed to cooperate with the investigation because he felt his life was in danger. Commissioner Bud Selig was also interviewed.

"In my judgment his actions were beyond comprehension," Selig said of Rodriguez. "I think 211 games was a very fair penalty."

Bosch said he began working with Rodriguez -- who was motivated by his pursuit of 800 career home runs -- five days before the New York Yankees third baseman hit his 600th homer on Aug. 4, 2010.

The players' association said it was disappointed MLB participated in the show and is considering its legal options.

Also, Rodriguez's lead attorney, Joe Tacopina, plans to file a suit in federal court Monday contesting arbitrator Fredric Horowitz's ruling. Legal observers say Rodriguez's attorneys must convince the court the arbitration process was flawed.


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Also, Rodriguez and the Yankees might be headed for a battle about whether the slugger will be allowed to attend major-league spring training. Position players report Feb. 19.

"He plans on being at spring training," a Rodriguez spokesman wrote in an email.

Suspensions don't include spring training.

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    Newsday (N.Y.) contributed to this report.