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MLB Injury News:
Although Alex Rodriguez said he was ready to return to the Yankees lineup on Friday, the team has insisted he remain at the Minor League complex in Tampa, Florida, for more rehab on his strained left quadriceps.
As reported by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com,
"An evaluation performed on Thursday by Dr. Dan Murphy in Tampa showed
there has been progress with the injury, but the Yankees do not believe
Rodriguez can be physically ready to play in big league games before
Aug. 1. As such, he will remain in Florida."
"It was Rodriguez's camp that brought Dr. Michael Gross, the chief of
orthopedics at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J.,
into the fold. Gross looked over Rodriguez's MRI exam for about 20
minutes and said he saw no injury. Despite not treating Rodriguez in
person, Gross appeared as a guest on WFAN on Wednesday, proclaiming that
there seemed to be no reason Rodriguez could not play."
""The hope from the Yankees' end has always been to have Alex back as
soon as possible," Cashman said on a conference call. "Obviously I know
from Alex's end, he has always wanted to play as soon as possible. It
just comes down to, when is that feasible? We're certainly trying to get
there as fast as we possibly can, but we need a healthy player to do
Rodriguez got a second opinion on his injury, and the Yankees claim he acted against Major League Baseball's Collective Bargaining Agreement by not disclosing to the team his intentions to get a second opinion.
Rodriguez denies the Yankees' claim by stating he informed team president Randy Levine on Tuesday that he was seeking a second opinion.
Alex Rodriguez, who has not played this season, is 99 hits shy of 3,000 for his career. He is also 50 rbi's short of 2,000 and 53 home runs shy of 700. Last season, he batted .272 with 18 home runs in 122 games.
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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...
CBS Evening News’ Jim Axelrod reports Alex Rodriguez could be dealt a lifetime ban for using performance-enhancing drugs, citing Major League Baseball sources. From CBS New York:
“My understanding is he’s trying to make a deal,” a source told the website. “But I don’t think it’s going to happen (Monday).”
Rodriguez is the biggest remaining name linked to MLB’s Biogenesis...
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...
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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...
It was December 2003, and the Red Sox had just lost the ALCS to the hated Yankees a couple months prior, but everything seemed to be going the Red Sox way. They had just traded for the best Shortstop in all of baseball, and once he worked out a restructured deal, he would come to Boston and a number 3 jersey with the name Rodriguez would be handed to him at a press conference.
Less than a week after being sent back to Tampa with a grade 1 quad strain, Alex Rodriguez says he is ready to play. This news comes following a second opinion by controversial Dr. Michael Gross. The Yankees have said that ARod is not ready to play and he [...]
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.
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...