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Third base has been a revolving door for the Yankees this season. With Alex Rodriguez sidelined for most of the year and Kevin Youkilis recovering from back surgery, the team has trotted out David Adams, Brent Lillibridge, Chris Nelson, Jayson Nix and Luis Cruz to the hot corner- all of whom have been underwhelming.
“I feel good,” Youkilis said Monday before going to his physical therapist in Manhattan, adding that there is “definitely a chance” for a return this year, according Christian Redd of the Daily News. Youk underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back on June 20, after hitting .219 with two homers and 8 RBI in 28 games this season. He was able to begin rehab wo weeks ago, and, according to his agent Joe Bick – “so far, so good.”
However, actions speak louder than words, as we’ve seen injured Yankees deem themselves ready to play, only to come back and go right back on the DL again. The Yankees put out a timetable of about 10 weeks for Youkilis after his surgery. That would put him back in the Bronx sometime around September. However, If this season is any indication of how things will go, we may have seen the last of Kevin Youkilis in a Yankee uniform.
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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...
I don’t talk just read the sign T…The latest details regarding Alex Rodriguez’s doctor and his damaged relationship with the Yankees organization is great stuff. A-Rod might just face a lifetime ban from major league baseball, so let’s all pray for A-Rod.-TOAlex Rodriguez 1987 lookin assAlex Rodriguez is the Fugitive?
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.
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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...
The whole thing has become a circus now.
The only thing I am curious about is if A-Rod gets to keep his money now.