Found July 25, 2013 on
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
Those who expected Alex Rodriguez to be in the lineup Friday night, including Rodriguez himself, will have to wait a bit longer - and possibly much, much longer.
The New York Yankees have others on the way ready to help their struggling offense, though.
With a deal reportedly in place to acquire Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter set to come off the disabled list shortly, New York sends CC Sabathia to the mound hoping to slow the surging Tampa Bay Rays in the series opener at Yankee Stadium.
Rodriguez and the fourth-place Yankees (54-48) have squabbled over an MRI that apparently revealed a Grade 1 quad strain that will keep him from making his season debut until at least August, according to general manager Brian Cashman.
The third baseman, who lobbied to be in the lineup Friday, sought another opinion without the team's permission and reportedly is now on the verge of facing unspecified discipline from the club.
That doesn't even factor in the potential hefty penalty Rod...
BEST OF MAXIM
TIRED OF IT
An anonymous teammate of Alex Rodriguez says Yankees players are prepared to trash the third baseman if it is discovered he used PEDs and lied about it.
Before we get started on parsing the mysteries of Alex Rodriguez, know that this is the source of inspiration for the post. Thanks, Yahoo! Expert, Tim Brown. Now, into the depths of sports lunacy. Much beloved centaur and former best baseball player in the world, Alex Rodriguez has been a source of comedy and controversy for a long time. The Biogenesis scandal has just been another...
TAMPA, Fla. — A doctor retained by Alex Rodriguez for a second opinion — one that contradicted the New York Yankees’ diagnosis of his leg injury Wednesday — was reprimanded this year by New Jersey’s board of medical examiners over steroid prescriptions.
Rodriguez is one of more than a dozen players under investigation by Major League Baseball for alleged ties to a Florida...
THE PLOT THICKENS
A doctor who claims he examined Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees third baseman supposedly suffered a quadriceps injury says A-Rod has no such injury.
Alex Rodriguez didn't stop to talk with reporters after his rehabilitation session at the team's minor league complex, two days before Major League Baseball is likely to suspend the New York Yankees third baseman for his connection to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Coming back from January hip surgery and strained quadriceps he hurt...
It is an all-out war of words in the Bronx between Alex Rodriguez, who wants to be playing in the Bigs this weekend, and the Yankees, who claim he is still injured.
Alex Rodriguez obviously wanted his personal doctor, Dr. Michael Gross, to appear on WFAN Wednesday and claim he is fully healthy and does not have a Grade 1 quad strain, contrary to the New York Yankees’ diagnosis. Now that he has attempted to make a point, Rodriguez wants to move forward. On Thursday, A-Rod released [...]
If you had to bet which would you say Alex Rodriguez stands a better chance of doing?
Returning to form as a healthy player for the New York Yankees or avoiding a monstrous suspension from baseball?
On both fronts A-Rod appears to be trailing by five runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
Really the only question now is how each of his games will end.
Is Rodriguez 38...
The whole thing has become a circus now.
The only thing I am curious about is if A-Rod gets to keep his money now.
So, Alex Rodriguez may be in trouble for going out of turn when it came to consulting a doctor outside of the Yankees purview...
What a player is supposed to do, according to the MLBPA by-laws and collective bargaining agreement, is notify the team in writing that you're seeking an opinion that has nothing to do with the team you play for...
A person familiar with the Yankees' deliberations says the team
intends to discipline Alex Rodriguez for seeking a second medical
opinion on his injured leg without New York's permission.
There is no doubt that Brian Cashman has had his fill with Alex Rodriguez. The New York Yankes GM never wanted to sign him the enormous deal, and would love to see the Yanks move on completely from him. Unfortunately, that is not likely to happen, barring a lifetime ban from baseball due to A-Rod’s involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Until that happens, which it may never come...