Found August 10, 2013 on
Alex Rodriguez’s woes know no end.
The second opinion heard around the world will indeed cost Arod some money, ESPN New York was made aware of a letter the Yankees hand-delivered Arod right before his home debut on Friday.
In the letter the Yankees informed Rodriguez that he will be disciplined for seeking a second opinion on the extent of a strained quad injury he was diagnosed with. Rodriquez had orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Gross of the Hackensack University Medical Center examine his MRI–then Gross proceeded to do a media tour on Arod’s behalf.
The move proved to be a big black eye for the Yankees, and helped fuel the flames of what’s already become quite the battle between the disgraced third baseman and the organization.
The Yankees did not specify what the punishment would be, a source stated, but they will cite Article XII, Paragraph D of the CBA which states that a “player shall inform a team in writing” before seeking a second opinion”.
The day before Gross went blabbing to every media outlet, Arod had informed Yankees president Randy Levine that he did not trust the Yankees medical team. This of course all comes in the wake of a 211 game suspension he’s been hit with, and the appeal which was filed on Wednesday.
Arod continues to prove why he’s anything but boring.
BEST OF MAXIM
FOR THE RIGHT PRICE
The fan who caught A-Rod's first home run of the season at Yankee Stadium on Sunday is open to selling it, even to Rodriguez, saying, "I’ll sell it back to [A-Rod] if he wants it."
APPEAL TO REASON
The Rays superstar third baseman says it's unfair to other teams in pennant races for Alex Rodriguez to be on the field while he appeals his 211-game suspension.
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez played in Yankee Stadium Friday night for the first time this season and received an understandably mixed reaction from the fans.
As A-Rod came to the plate, there was about a 50-50 split between fans cheering and booing. However, after A-Rod struck out in his first at-bat, he was nearly...
HOW BIG OF HIM
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Alex Rodriguez would get booed in just about every building in America right now, including, as was evident Friday night, Yankee Stadium.
The disgraced superstar returned to the Bronx for his first game in front of the home crowd since he was hit with a 211-game suspension last week. In fact, it was Rodriguez’s first appearance at Yankee Stadium in nearly a year, as the third baseman...
ARE YOU SURPRISED?
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Alex Rodriguez got booed in pregame introductions, booed when his picture was put up on the video board and booed again when came to bat in the first inning.
And when he struck out? Booed even more. Loudly, too.
Same thing when he fanned the next time up.
The crowd at Yankee Stadium had its say Friday night when Rodriguez played at home for the first time since last October. While...
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It all seems so quaint compared to his 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball but Alex Rodriguez is being disciplined by the Yankees for seeking a second opinion on his strained quad without authorization from the team reports Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York.
This arises out of that fun little controversy in July when A-Rod had Dr. Michael Gross examine his MRI and then go...
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Alex Rodriguez connected for his first home run of the season on Sunday slugging a solo second-inning blast to left field off the Tigers' Justin Verlander.
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In his next at-bat Rodriguez added an...