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Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez is playing hardball against wife Cynthia in their divorce case, saying he wants their prenuptial agreement enforced.

In court papers obtained by the New York Daily News, A-Rod’s side responds point by point to the July 7 divorce filing by Cynthia Rodriguez.

A-Rod admits the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” but because Florida is a no-fault divorce state, he doesn’t have to say why – and won’t.

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Claims that he “emotionally abandoned his wife and children” and that they broke up because of his “extramarital affairs and marital misconduct” are “immaterial and impertinent and should be stricken,” Alex’s court filing states.

This is in response to her petition to the court, in which Cynthia Rodriguez asked for the couple’s $12 million estate and “equitable distribution” of all assets acquired during her six-year marriage to Alex Rodriguez.

While naming no figure, she petitioned for alimony and support, including benefits as life and health insurance and private schools – suggesting she be able to maintain the “high standard of living” A-Rod has provided.

A-Rod, whose 10-year, $275 million contract with the New York Yankees makes him baseball’s highest-paid player, says he wants the prenup enforced. What the terms are is not known, but apparently they don’t suit Cynthia.

Continue reading the N.Y. Daily News story on A-Rod’s prenup