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New York Yankees
(Eds: Edits next-to-last paragraph to correct to TBS instead of CNN. With AP Photos.) By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Alex Rodriguez's corner locker in the New York Yankees' clubhouse is filled with four cardboard boxes of bats, a dozen jerseys, a dangling athletic supporter, two baseball caps and four books.
Rodriguez, who turned 38 Saturday, is something of a cornered man himself these days.
The Yankees consider him a major annoyance, referring to him as Mr. Rodriguez three times in a recent news release.
That tension, however, pales when compared to what's going on with Major League Baseball. Any time now, Rodriguez is expected to be hit with a lengthy penalty that could put him out of baseball indefinitely or perhaps even permanently.
And MLB's investigation to possible ties between Rodriguez and a Florida clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs isn't even the primary source of the deteriorating relationship. The Yankees owe him ...
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Major League Baseball is waiting on Alex Rodriguez and his lawyer to know if they will accept a deal that will suspend the Yankee star player for the rest of the 2013 season, and all of 2014, according to the New York Daily News. If Rodriguez and his representatives reject a deal, A-Rods suspension could be announced as early as late Monday or Tuesday. According to a [...]
The Alex Rodriguez saga has an end in sight, and it appears the third baseman’s future will be decided by Monday.
It has been reported that A-Rod’s punishment will be more severe than Ryan Braun’s, and according to a report from the New York Daily News, that rumor is true.
Major League Baseball is seeking to strike a deal with Rodriguez that will suspend him for the rest of...
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...
Alex Rodriguez continues to dig himself into a deeper hole every time he opens his mouth. He has wondered why his relationship with Derek Jeter isn’t as tight as he always hoped it would be. With this recent “quad injury” fiasco on top of a rumored lifetime ban from Major League Baseball, if A-Rod ever wants to play for the Yankees or perhaps the MLB ever again, he should take...
Pout All You Like
Perhaps the only thing that both the PED haters and the fans of the individual players, affected teams or just those who want the world to move on from all of this can agree on is this... the waiting for MLB's inevitable strike against the Biogensis suspects is, well, ridiculous and off-putting. Some teams, like the Tigers with Jhonny Peralta, the A's with...
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is supposed to return from injury this week, but there are a number of scenarios that could prevent that from happening. For starters, we have no idea if the team will declare him healthy enough to play after the strained quad saga that has developed over the past week [...]
As tempting as it is to contemplate a lifetime ban for Alex Rodriguez, that eventuality is not really in the best interest of the Boston Red Sox. Why? Because a lifetime ban would likely allow The Bronx Embalmers to recoup the roughly $60 million that would be left on The Fraudulent One's contract. Armed with an extra $60 million or so, the Steinbrenner Spawn could effectively...
If you've been under a rock, or don't pay attention to Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun has been suspended 65 games for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez could be next, at least that's what all the drama between the Yankees and Rodriguez seems to be leading to.The problem for baseball isn'...
Don't listen to all the politically-correct rhetoric coming from Yankee players about Alex Rodriguez. According to The New York Daily News, A-Fraud's Empire teammates are privately throwing him under the proverbial bus. Off-the-record, one of them stated, "Guys are just tired of it. The media circus that’s revolving around Alex is insane — and we haven’t even seen...
Despite a looming suspension A-Rod is putting up a strong public front.
Alex Rodriguez gave a small group of reporters a thumbs-up and a large grin as he drove past following a brief workout to rehab his strained left quadriceps muscle yesterday at Steinbrenner Field.
His current predicament however is no laughing matter.
The embattled slugger who has not played for the Yankees...
Have you ever seen the “Our pets’ heads are falling off!” scene from Dumb and Dumber? That’s basically a metaphor for Alex Rodriguez‘s life right now.
The Yankees third baseman has not played a game since last October, Major League Baseball is about to hit him with what all signs point to being a historically harsh punishment, his own team is reportedly fining him for...
Alex Rodriguez is pushing for the Yankees to activate him off the disabled list so he can play Friday night against Tampa Bay in the first game of the series. Rodriguez hired a doctor, who yesterday disagreed with the Yankees’ diagnosis of a strained quadriceps.
“I think the Yanks and I crossed signals,” Rodriguez said via issued statement. “I don’t want any more mixups...
Alex Rodriguez may not be playing, but he’s sure doing a lot of talking.
Rodriguez called into Mike Francesa‘s radio show on WFAN Thursday evening, shortly after releasing a statement in which he chalked Wednesday’s controversy over using a non-team-sanctioned doctor up to a lack of communication.
The Yankees reportedly intend to fine Rodriguez for seeking a second opinion...
Okay. First off, before any other words are spilled onto this WordPress box I’m writing in, I think we need to all agree on one thing: This Alex Rodriguez versus Brian Cashman and the Yankees organization subplot is absolutely hilarious. I say this because there are no livelihoods at stake. When you talk about the [...]The post The Comedy Of Brian Cashman Vs. Alex Rodriguez appeared...
In 2004 the Yankees traded offensive powerhouse and fan favorite Alfonso Soriano to the Texas Rangers. In return, of course, they received Alex Rodriguez. Now it appears that Soriano will return to the Yankees before Rodriguez does.Talk about coming full circle! Reports are circulating that the Yankees are giving up a couple of low-level prospects in the deal, and that the Cubs will...