Found April 14, 2013 on The Other Paper:
Alex Rodriguez made a rare appearance at Yankee Stadium on Saturday — one day after the controversial third baseman was linked to a Major League Baseball investigation that he allegedly purchased documents that link him to the Biogenesis clinic that was a source of banned drugs. It was also less than twenty-four hours after the rehabbing, $114 million Yankee player was photographed sunning himself at a Miami poolside with his girlfriend Torrie Wilson. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't expect to see the embattled A-Rod in the dugout — wearing pinstripes to boot. "I was not aware he was coming," Girardi said after Rodriguez sat next to his teammates in the dugout during the Yankees 5-3 loss to the Orioles. "I hadn’t seen him since the last homestand. He’s doing more and more each day." A-Rod has reportedly been working hard to get back to the Bronx. "Although it was slow, he actually got on a treadmill the other day," Girardi said. "He was pretty fired up about that." Robinson Cano said it was good to see Rodriguez, despite the cloud of controversy he’s surrounded by. "It was good to see the way he was walking," Cano said. "He’s a guy, every time he walks in here, he always walks in happy, which is good. He brings energy to the team." Before the game, Girardi didn’t have much to say about Rodriguez’s alleged attempt to have someone purchase records from Biogenesis, in order to have them destroyed — something that was denied by Rodriguez’s public relations team. "It’s an MLB issue," Girardi said of the investigation into Biogenesis and Rodriguez’s alleged involvement. "That’s my reaction." MLB bought documents from the clinic when it learned a player already had done so for the purpose of destroying them. Girardi said he doesn’t get receive any updates from the organization when new potential developments emerge. "Do I get a memo on my desk [when a report comes out]?" the manager said. "No, I don’t get a memo on my desk. I think probably everyone hears about it if they choose to watch 'SportsCenter.'" As for Rodriguez’s mindset, Girardi said it was positive. "He’s anxious to get back"” Girardi said. "I think he wants to get on the field. That’s the area that I think he knows the best. ... We just want him to do his rehab and get him back on the field as soon as we can." Rodriguez might want to hang around so no one forgets his face— or his hefty contract. A-Rod's replacement, Kevin Youkilis, has already made Yankee fans forget his Red Sox bloodlines and is batting a robust .368 with a .632 slugging percentage. Can you say Alex who?

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Yankees: Alex Rodriguez supposedly bought and destroyed PED evidence

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A report from the New York Times claims someone in A-Rod's camp tried to buy documents from the Biogenesis Clinic for purposes of keeping them from MLB. 


A-Rod cleared to run on treadmill

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been cleared to “run slowly on a treadmill” as he continues rehab from hip surgery.

Artie Lange Goes Off on Alex Rodriguez for Lounging in Miami, Forcing Fans to Pay $600 to Enjoy a Game (Video)

It isn’t news that Artie Lange is funny or that Yankees fans are starting to dislike Alex Rodriguez, but when the lifelong Yankees fan Lange was asked about his team’s third baseman recently, it turned into an epic rant that has to be seen and heard to be believed. Lange spoke about the ridiculousness of bringing an overweight child to an expensive Yankees games while A-Rod...

Alex Rodriguez reportedly bought Biogenesis records to destroy them

There’s a saying that the cover-up is always worse than the crime. If you believe that adage plus a report from The New York Times, then you would be led to conclude that Alex Rodriguez is guilty when it comes to his alleged involvement with the Biogenesis clinic in Florida. The New York Times reported on Thursday that MLB has paid some former Biogenesis employees for documents...

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The bench-clearing brawl between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres on Thursday night was one of the more heated scrums in baseball history, but these all-out fights are nothing new to Red Sox fans. The Yankees and Red Sox rivalry is not only one of the most famous, it is also one of the fiercest. From Jimmy Piersall fighting in the tunnel before the first pitch was...

Report: Alex Rodriguez Paid Off People Who Linked Him to Steroid Clinic

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Alex Rodriguez & Torrie Wilson Chill By The Pool as Steroid Rumors Swirl (Photos)

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Girardi calls latest A-Rod controversy an 'MLB issue'

Joe Girardi says he has no plans to address his players about reports that Alex Rodriguez allegedly tried to buy clinic documents in the Biogenesis scandal in order to get rid of evidence. The New York Yankees manager made it clear that the latest flap involving his rehabbing third baseman is something he will distance from his club. "It's an MLB issue," Girardi said...

Is The Steroid Era Actually The Real Deadball Era?

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A-Rod Seems to be Doing Well

While his team is taking the field in less than ideal weather conditions (it was 42 degrees at gametime Friday), New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez is re-habbing in Miami. Shirtless and poolside. Despite rumors they had broken off their courtship (or at least that "A-Rod" had a new lady in his life), the injured slugger was hanging out in South Beach...

Hey Mr. Selig, will you pay me to testify against Arod?

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