Originally written June 27, 2013 on NESN.com:
Oh, this is so A-Rod. The New York Daily News reports that the reason Alex Rodriguez is rushing to get back on the field is because the embattled superstar wants to prove he can’t play so he can retire and collect the $114 million remaining on his contract with the Yankees. The New York Post also reports that Rodriguez is looking to use his injured hip as a reason to retire. With Rodriguez’s chances of success in baseball dwindling — all the way from the current Yankees season to a possible performance-enhancing drugs-related suspension to Rodriguez’s increasing unlikeliness of making it into the Hall of Fame — the Daily News says Rodriguez’s plan is to get back into games as quickly as possible, then retire due to the hip injury. Rodriguez would get what remains of his five-year, $114 million contract. “It’s all about him getting his money and not losing it to suspension,” the Daily News reported a source as saying. “He knows he’s never going to the Hall of Fame. All that’s left for h
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