Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/8/14
After a tumultuous past year, we have another telling news item about Alex Rodriguez. The New York Yankees’ third baseman will not report to spring training with the rest of the team’s other position players, and will instead continue his rehabilitation from hip surgery in New York. The 37-year-old is expected to be out until the All-Star break after having an operation on January 16. Let’s face it, the real reason A-Rod is not attending spring training in Florida is so he won’t have to answer questions from the press about the recent reports that he received performance-enhancing drugs from a clinic in Miami. Rodriguez has never been especially popular with his teammates either, so there is no real reason for him to head to Florida to join his teammates and help build camaraderie. Frankly, he’s just never been that kind of guy. This is the latest in a long line of problems for Rodriguez, the most embarrassing of which have been the multiple times he has been linked to PEDs. But af...
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