Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/1/13
Even with a storm of suspension rumors circling around him, Alex Rodriguez is pressing on with his rehab. Rodriguez completed a simulated game Thursday and will suit up for the Double-A Trenton Thunder on Friday and Saturday, the Yankees announced Thursday evening. Friday will mark the first game action since July 20 for the third baseman, who has spent the last two weeks on the disabled list with a quad strain. In 13 minor league games across four levels this season, Rodriguez has gone 8-for-40 (.200) with two home runs and eight RBIs. Rodriguez being on the field Friday night is far from a sure thing, however, as numerous media outlets have speculated that Major League Baseball will hit him with a sizable (or, some predict, lifetime) suspension before the end of the week. How Rodriguez will react to such a suspension has been debated, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Thursday that his camp is unlikely to seek a settlement, and will instead elect to appeal any punishment handed down. Told tonight that plan by A-Rod camp is not to settle, but rather to fight any MLB suspension through appeal process. #Yankees— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 02, 2013 Always caution there is posturing, but this is posturing at 11th hour. MLB leaning toward suspension announcements tmrw. #Yankees— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 02, 2013 Belief earlier in day by outside observers was new law firm hired by A-Rod was to help with best settlement possible, maybe it's to fight on— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 02, 2013 Filed under: Alex Rodriguez, Headlines, MLB

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: ‘Multiple’ teams open to giving Noel max contract

Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

Report: Clippers ‘overwhelming favorite’ to keep Chris Paul

Giants owner: Signing Kaepernick would anger fans

Mike Trout to undergo MRI after suffering thumb injury

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

John Wall: Bench was cause of Wizards’ ‘downfall’

Arum says Pacquiao would fight McGregor if Mayweather won't

Aaron Judge hits first grand slam of his career

David Stern: Lakers could have had Chris Paul, GM panicked

Brandon Jacobs vows to 'expose' Jim Harbaugh, get him fired

Mike Zimmer won’t retire even if right eye goes blind

The 'Hope your Cup runneth over this Memorial Day' quiz

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

Getaway Day: There's a murderer's row in the NL West

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Hope your Cup runneth over this Memorial Day' quiz

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

Getaway Day: There's a murderer's row in the NL West

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker