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On Monday, former NL MVP Ryan Braun was suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season, the first sign of fallout from the Biogenesis scandal. After Braun accepted his suspension, all eyes inevitably turned back to Alex Rodriguez, who’s looking at an almost-certain suspension, himself.
However, there’s one group of people you wouldn’t expect to be talking about Rodriguez as if he’s already gone — his Yankees teammates.
The New York Post’s Mark Feinsand caught up with a number of Yankees and asked them not just about their reactions to Braun’s suspension, but the assumed impending (continued) absence of Rodriguez. The result is rather bizarre, with Yankees players hypothetically supporting their teammate through a suspension that hasn’t even been handed down, yet.
“If [Rodriguez has] admitted that he did something wrong, he knows what the league is going to do,” Mariano Rivera said. “It’s not rocket science here.
“… I have to support him. He’s my teammate. He’s my brother. I’m
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An anonymous teammate of Alex Rodriguez says Yankees players are prepared to trash the third baseman if it is discovered he used PEDs and lied about it.
Before we get started on parsing the mysteries of Alex Rodriguez, know that this is the source of inspiration for the post. Thanks, Yahoo! Expert, Tim Brown. Now, into the depths of sports lunacy. Much beloved centaur and former best baseball player in the world, Alex Rodriguez has been a source of comedy and controversy for a long time. The Biogenesis scandal has just been another...
CBS Evening News’ Jim Axelrod reports Alex Rodriguez could be dealt a lifetime ban for using performance-enhancing drugs, citing Major League Baseball sources. From CBS New York:
“My understanding is he’s trying to make a deal,” a source told the website. “But I don’t think it’s going to happen (Monday).”
Rodriguez is the biggest remaining name linked to MLB’s Biogenesis...
TAMPA, Fla. — A doctor retained by Alex Rodriguez for a second opinion — one that contradicted the New York Yankees’ diagnosis of his leg injury Wednesday — was reprimanded this year by New Jersey’s board of medical examiners over steroid prescriptions.
Rodriguez is one of more than a dozen players under investigation by Major League Baseball for alleged ties to a Florida...
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A doctor who claims he examined Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees third baseman supposedly suffered a quadriceps injury says A-Rod has no such injury.
Alex Rodriguez has reported back to the New York Yankees' minor league complex, three days after he was diagnosed with a strained left quadriceps on the final day of his injury rehabilitation assignment.
Rodriguez, under investigation by Major League Baseball for his reported ties to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, did not speak with reporters...
It is an all-out war of words in the Bronx between Alex Rodriguez, who wants to be playing in the Bigs this weekend, and the Yankees, who claim he is still injured.
It would be a shock at this point if New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was not suspended for his alleged involvement with Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic. The suspension is expected to come sometime within the next few weeks, but MLB fans are still wondering how strong of a statement Bud Selig is looking to [...]
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It has to say something about an athlete, or maybe more so a sport, that even when he is not playing he remains the story.
Alex Rodriguez has not played a single major league game this season and yet he is in more headlines then anyone. Rodriguez made headlines with his conditioning program, his tweet that he was cleared, and the...
If you had to bet which would you say Alex Rodriguez stands a better chance of doing?
Returning to form as a healthy player for the New York Yankees or avoiding a monstrous suspension from baseball?
On both fronts A-Rod appears to be trailing by five runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
Really the only question now is how each of his games will end.
Is Rodriguez 38...
Originally, this post was going to be kind of an open letter to MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig.
It would have been something like, "Dear MLB, please quit dragging this process out and just suspend Alex Rodriguez. Enough with the leaks to the press about suspensions to come. Enough with A-Rod coming up with more injuries to extend his stay on the disabled list. Put us all...
One down. How many to go?
Brewers superstar Ryan Braun was the first victim of Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis of America clinic, as the league suspended him on Friday for the remainder of the season without pay.
Now the focus has shifted to Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
The evidence against the 14-time All-Star is ”far beyond” what the...
Well, well, well. We have yet another rather entertaining story about Alex Rodriguez. This particular tale started yesterday when the Yankees announced that a MRI revealed a Grade 1 quad strain that would put Rodriguez on the shelf for 7-10 days.But instead taking the MRI as gospel, Rodriguez decided that he wanted to get a second opinion on his injury. And he also decided to not...