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Alex Rodriguez may be slipping into the world of irrelevance slowly but surely.
The three-time MVP and 14-time All-Star joined the Twitter world on May 31 with his verified @AROD account, but he only had just above 6,000 followers as of Monday morning. To put this in perspective, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant gained more than 250,000 followers only four hours after creating his Twitter account.
Rodriguez — who has yet to play in the 2013 season due to a torn labrum — has been under constant scrutiny for not only his involvement with performance-enhancing drugs, but also for the subsequent lack of production over the last two and a half years. A-Rod had a subpar 2012 campaign, hitting .272 with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs. While these numbers may not seem terrible to the average baseball fan, they are considered unsatisfactory in the eyes of Yankees fans who watched the slugger notch 13 consecutive 30-home run/100-RBI seasons.
These numbers are also inadequate for the Yankees ownership, which dished out a hefty 10-year, $275 million contract to the 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner back in 2007. What, perhaps, is most concerning is the $100 million left to be paid to the 37-year-old.
But there is some good news, Yankees fans. Rodriguez participated in simulated game action on June 22. However, it doesn’t seem that too many people care.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been given medical clearance by doctors to begin rehab games beginning July 1. Rodriguez hasn’t played at all in 2013, having undergone surgery on his left hip in January.It was projected that he could return after the All-Star break, and that timeline seems to be accurate at this point.He would likely need 20 or so games of rehab...
Alex Rodriguez sent out his first tweet on May 31.
back to basics. http://t.co/MFCHhwdiC1
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) May 31, 2013
Somehow, almost a month has passed without us realizing his presence on the site. His handle is appropriately AROD, but that can only lead to the people who hate him modifiying it to AROID or AFRAUD or something along those lines...
Alex Rodriguez met Friday with Major League Baseball officials probing the distribution of banned performance-enhancing drugs.
The meeting took place before the New York Yankees third baseman's latest injury rehabilitation game in the minor leagues was rained out.
While A-Rod didn't speak with reporters Friday, the meeting was confirmed by a person who spoke on condition...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been medically cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on July 1, the New York Daily News reports.
Rodriguez has yet to play this season following surgery on his left hip in January, at which time he was projected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break.
Although A-Rod is on the comeback trail, the injury isn'...
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...
We reported the news last night of the rather umm… direct way New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman responded to Alex Rodriguez tweeting out that he had been cleared by doctors to resume playing baseball.
Taking into account the way Cashman responded, we knew it would only be a matter of time before A-Rod decided to issue a statement in regards to what Cashman had to say.
Besides battling back from hip surgery and fedning off rumors of using performance-enhancing drugs, we all missed another important development involving New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. He joined Twitter. Yup, his Twitter account is already popping with the same personality as he shows in real life. We had no idea that he was on Twitter going all the way back to May...
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 games again! http://t.co/RuzfXOJjHI
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 25...
(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 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