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(Reuters Photo)The current dust up between Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees is like watching rival mobsters rub each other out. You don't really know who to root for, but it's somehow pleasing to watch. The latest in the A-Fraud—Empire Soap Opera is the revelation that the injured third baseman thinks his bosses are deliberately slowing down his rehabilitation to prevent him from returning in 2013. Why? So the 'Steinbrenner Twins' can say he is 'medically unfit to play', allowing them to recover 80% of his bloated salary through insurance provisions. This comes on the heels of The Fraudulent One tweeting out news that a doctor cleared him to play in games. Yankees GM Brian Cashman shot back, "Alex should just shut the f--- up." Hello! To paraphrase Rick's final line from Casablanca, "Alex, I think this is the end of a beautiful friendship." Round up the usual suspects.
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The New York Daily News reports that the reason Alex Rodriguez is rushing to get back on the field is because the embattled superstar wants to prove he can’t play so he can retire and collect the $114 million remaining on his contract with the Yankees. The New York Post also reports that Rodriguez is looking to use his injured hip as a reason to retire.
This was a battle that folks should’ve seen coming from the start. Yankees vs Arod is about to commence, because it’s conspiracy time.
According to a source the disgraced 3rd baseman who is also rehabbing from a hip injury feels the Yankees are intentionally slowing his return to the starting roster so that they can have him declared medically unfit to play this season, thus...
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With the relationship between the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez becoming more and more strained, a Yankees insider referring to his behavior as "bizarre" won't help.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wants gimpy superstar Alex Rodriguez to know that a doctor clearing him to play doesn’t mean the third baseman can just hop back on the field.
Apparently, Rodriguez agrees — just not the way everyone thought.
In a week full of firestorms after Rodriguez said a doctor had cleared him to play and Cashman angrily retorted that the team would...
The Alex Rodriguez rehab-gate saga just took a strange turn. One day after he tweeted about how excited he was to begin playing baseball in minor league rehab games, which led to him being told by GM Brian Cashman to ‘shut the f up’, A-Rod has informed Yankees officials in Tampa that he is physically not ready to play baseball, according to the New York Post. “He is not ready...
There was good news and bad news for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez Tuesday. First the good news. A-Rod has been cleared to play again.
Visit from Dr. Kelly over the weekend, who gave me the best news - the green light to play games again! http://t.co/RuzfXOJjHI
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 25, 2013
Now for the bad news. Yankees general...
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez doesn't believe he is ready to
return to game action, the New York Post reports.
(via Getty Image)As soon as New York Yankees paycheck collector Alex Rodriguez joined Twitter on May 31, I’m sure a lot of people shared a similar version of the thought: “Dude, this is a terrible idea.” I’m not sure what the once-beloved baseball star thought he had to gain by creating an account on the world’s third most hate-filled place, behind YouTube comments and...
Sometime on Tuesday New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez sent a simple tweet; nothing big or dirty or vulgar. It was something that Twitter was made for really. However, when word got to Yankees GM Brian Cashman he was mad.
All A-Rod tweeted was that he had seen the doctor and was finally cleared to start playing games. Cashman took...
Brian Cashman had some harsh words for Alex Rodriguez
Trust me, I didn’t believe the headline either. But it really was said and New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is fed up. And who could blame him, Cashman spoke what most sports fans have thought for years now. It’s bad when you win a World Series in New York and the fans still can’t stand ya. Just another story...
Even from Tampa, Alex Rodriguez has figured out a way to anger the Yankees. While the Yankees have repeatedly said the third baseman has not been cleared to begin a rehab assignment, Rodriguez said he was set to start playing games in Tampa this Monday. On Tuesday, Rodriguez went to Twitter to say that the surgeon who performed his offseason hip surgery, Dr. Bryan Kelly, gave him...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez joined twitter recently (to not much fanfare) and decided to update the twitter world on his progress rehabbing the injury that his kept him out of the lineup all season. Visit from Dr. Kelly over the weekend, who gave me the best news – the green light to play [...]
New York Yankees general manager is pissed that third baseman Alex Rodriguez tweeted out an update on his rehab process, according to ESPNNewYork.com. “You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman told ESPN New York. “Alex
Derek Jeter has joined teammate Alex Rodriguez in hitting against minor league pitching.
Coming back from a broken left ankle, Jeter had an opposite-field single to right in six at-bats Friday against a minor league right-hander. The Yankees captain said it was his second day of facing live pitching.
Rodriguez, who had hip surgery in January, had two doubles and a single in five...