Alex Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Union will back A-Rod if Yanks try to deny him HR bonuses: source

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez may have sued the Major League Baseball Players Association a year ago, but the union will back him if the Yankees attempt to deny him any future payments. “The union would challenge any breach of contract with the union,” a source close to the MLBPA said Tuesday. “A player can’t..." January 28

  • A-Rod to apologize publicly at spring training

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez has been under the cloud of performance-enhancing drugs. His relationship with the Yankees and Major League Baseball fans has become strained. To make amends, Rodriguez is expected to issue a public apology when he reports to spring training in Tampa next month, according to USA..." January 26

  • Yankees working to void milestone bonuses for Alex Rodriguez

    New York Daily News "The frayed relations between the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez are bound to be front and center when their one-time superstar reports to spring training next month with the goal of not only making the team but of cashing in on the marketing bonuses tied to his move up the ladder toward the all-time..." January 26

  • Barry Bonds tutoring A-Rod at Bay Area facility

    San Francisco Chronicle "Alex Rodriguez, trying to make the comeback of the century, has gotten a few tips from the best hitter since Ted Williams. Barry Bonds, who spent time tutoring Giants hitters last season — Michael Morse credited Bonds after his majestic pinch homer in the pennant clincher — has broadened his..." January 21

  • Source: A-Rod believes he will win Yankees' third-base job

    Newsday "Alex Rodriguez will arrive at spring training intent on being the Yankees' regular third baseman this season, a person familiar with his thinking said Thursday. Rodriguez was undeterred, the source said, by the signing of Chase Headley to a four-year, $52-million contract to play the position..." January 16

  • A-Rod didn‘t get the memo: He’s taking grounders at third base

    New York Post "The Yankees signed Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million contract to play third base, but apparently Alex Rodriguez hasn’t gotten the message. A-Rod, who a couple of days ago posted an Instagram photo of himself taking batting practice, added another picture, this time taking grounders at..." January 07

  • David Ortiz, Gary Sheffield fire warning to tainted Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez

    New York Daily News "One of Alex Rodriguez’s long-term baseball friendships has been fractured, another consequence of the Biogenesis scandal, and according to one of A-Rod’s former Yankee teammates, the disgraced slugger is likely to face anger from the baseball community when he attempts his comeback following a..." December 31

  • Yankees’ cold-blooded A-Rod approach was missing with Jeter

    New York Post "The organization that talks more about winning-or-bust than any other — maybe more than all the others combined — last year prioritized Derek Jeter’s farewell tour over victories. Let us count the ways: Hal Steinbrenner ordered his re-signing — and at decent money — though Jeter was coming..." December 24

  • The Yankees’ plan in case A-Rod can’t play at all

    New York Post "The Yankees already have said that Alex Rodriguez will not be their third baseman. But just as interesting is that if he is not healthy enough to play in 2015, the Yanks are currently planning to use the roster space to go with platoons at both second base and shortstop. If A-Rod makes the..." December 21

  • Lack of credibility from Alex Rodriguez weakens feds' Biogenesis case

    New York Daily News "The sun had not yet come up on Aug. 5 when federal drug agents arrived at most of the Biogenesis defendants’ South Florida homes to take the men into custody. The defendants were transported to Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters near Fort Lauderdale for processing, while media outlets..." December 19

  • Cashman: A-Rod is our DH, if he’s anything at all

    New York Post "If Alex Rodriguez makes it back to the playing field — and that won’t be known until the end of spring training — he won’t have much use for a glove and will not be showing off a powerful throwing arm. “[Chase] Headley is the everyday third baseman, and Alex, hopefully, will hit in the DH spot..." December 17

  • Yankees and Alex Rodriguez set for more drama after Chase Headley signing

    New York Daily News "Brian Cashman can’t make Alex Rodriguez go away but on Monday he spent an awful lot of money on Chase Headley to make it clear he doesn’t want A-Rod playing third base for the Yankees anymore. You can understand the GM’s concern; blindly trusting a 39-year-old A-Rod and his two..." December 16

  • Yankees’ Cashman: A-Rod needs to shed a few pounds

    New York Post "Nobody expected Alex Rodriguez to turn into a tub of goo while suspended for the 2014 season, but he has a few pounds to shed to hit the weight the Yankees have told him to report at when spring training opens in late February. Matt Krause, the second-year Yankees strength and conditioning..." December 11

  • Why ‘angry’ David Ortiz hasn’t talked to A-Rod in a year

    New York Post "The road back for Alex Rodriguez will be difficult after his Biogenesis suspension. Not only on the field but in with his relationship with David Ortiz, one of the most influential players in the game, a player greatly respected by his peers. Ortiz said Thursday he was deeply upset when..." December 06

  • Yankees president relieved Stanton's deal topped ARod's

    New York Post "The Yankees fell out of first place in a well-known category Wednesday, and they probably never have been happier to take such a dive. When the Marlins announced their 13-year, $325 million extension with stud outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, they established a baseball record for the largest..." November 22

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office gave Alex Rodriguez special treatment during Biogenesis probe: court papers

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez received special treatment from the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuting Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, even though witnesses have “provided evidence that Mr. Rodriguez may have lied and may have allegedly facilitated Bosch’s illegal distribution of Schedule III controlled..." November 22

  • Alex Rodriguez May Be Out at Third as Yankees Pursue Other Options

    New York Times "The Yankees are engaged in talks with Chase Headley to return as their third baseman, and General Manager Brian Cashman is also exploring the trade market for the same position. If one of those options pans out, Alex Rodriguez will lose his job as the Yankees’ starter at third, which he held from..." November 12

  • Yankees' Joe Girardi excited for Alex Rodriguez's return

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he’s talked at length with Alex Rodriguez, but not about his legal troubles or reported confession of steroid use to federal officials, according to a report from the New York Daily News’ Anthony McCarron. Girardi added that he’s excited that A-Rod will rejoin..." November 12

  • Alex Rodriguez shaping up to play ball for Yankees

    New York Daily News "The baseball world may not be ready for the return of Alex Rodriguez, but the tarnished Yankees slugger apparently is. A source close to Rodriguez told The News Wednesday that the former AL MVP has been working out “like a fiend,” hitting several days a week at the University of Miami among..." November 07

  • Alex Rodriguez 'peed on the floor ... He is the devil ... He is evil' says cousin Yuri Sucart's wife

    New York Daily News "An "evil" Alex Rodriguez urinated on the floor of his cousin’s home to send a message and mark his territory, Yuri Sucart’s wife told the Daily News Thursday in an explosive interview. Carmen Sucart, whose husband, Yuri Sucart, is A-Rod’s estranged cousin and alleged steroid mule, blasted..." November 07

  • A-Rod’s DEA confession: Yes, I used steroids from fake Miami doctor

    Miami Herald "For 21 tumultuous months, New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez has defiantly maintained he never used banned substances from a Coral Gables anti-aging clinic, that he is the victim of a Major League Baseball “witch hunt,” and that he would fight to the end to clear his name. But in a Drug..." November 05

  • A-Rod paid cousin nearly $1 million to keep quiet about his PED use

    New York Daily News "Hell hath no fury like a cousin scorned. Alex Rodriguez’s infamous “Cousin Yuri Sucart” threatened to expose the Yankee superstar’s doping secrets unless the scandal-ridden slugger coughed up “enormous sums of money,” according to court papers filed last week in U.S. District Court for the..." November 04

  • How A-Rod and Sandoval muddle Yankees’ Headley situation

    New York Post "The Yankees have an interest in bringing back third baseman Chase Headley, and there are indications the switch-hitting free agent would welcome a return to The Bronx. Headley impressed Yankees brass and players with his play and clubhouse attitude, and the back problem that was an issue in San..." November 03

  • A-Rod's season-long ban from MLB over after conclusion of World Series

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez is officially a Yankee again. The 39-year-old slugger completed his season-long doping ban after the San Francisco Giants won Game 7 of the World Series, a punishment that outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig handed down on Aug. 5, 2013, nearly 15 months..." October 31

  • As suspension ends for Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, woes continue

    New York Daily News "These days, A-Rod is everybody’s All-American. With his season-long doping suspension about to end, steroid-tainted Yankee Alex Rodriguez has been making the college and professional rounds in recent weeks — South Bend, Ind., here, Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Arlington, Tex., there — taking in..." October 22

  • What CC Sabathia and A-Rod have in common right now

    New York Post "CC Sabathia said he’s “pretty much back to 100 percent” as he continues to come back from knee surgery, but just like several of his other high-priced teammates, including Alex Rodriguez, there are no guarantees on what he’ll produce going forward. Still, the lefty sounded confident that both..." October 22

  • Yankees have talked to A-Rod about playing first base next year

    Hardball Talk "If you listen only to the New York columnists you’d think that the Yankees are going to cut Alex Rodriguez the second he comes off his suspension at the conclusion of the World Series. But the Yankees do not, apparently, have any intention of doing so. Indeed, they are already thinking about where..." October 11

  • Yankees see Alex Rodriguez as DH?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees manager Joe Girardi has said he expects Alex Rodriguez to be his third baseman in 2015. "He hasn't played in a year," Girardi said last week. "That's not easy to do, sit out a year and I got to see where he's physically at. Do we expect him to be a player on our team? Absolutely. Do we..." October 06

  • Joe Girardi ‘absolutely’ expects Alex Rodriguez to play third base for Yankees in 2015

    New York Daily News "Well, that didn't take long. One day after Derek Jeter's retirement, Alex Rodriguez immediately became the focal point of the Yankees' future. Joe Girardi met the media for more than 30 minutes on Monday to wrap up the 2014 season, fielding more than his share of questions about the..." September 29

  • Bud Selig says Alex Rodriguez will have a clean slate after serving PED suspension

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez is going to have a clean slate. Rodriguez is serving the longest drug suspension in the history of baseball right now, 162 games for obtaining performance enhancing drugs from the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic and obstructing an investigation of him. He is under contract to the..." September 24

  • Alex Rodriguez unlikely to face charges in Biogenesis case, says lawyer for cousin Yuri Sucart

    New York Daily News "The attorney representing disgraced Yankee Alex Rodriguez’s cousin in the federal Biogenesis case said he does not think A-Rod will face charges in the ongoing investigation. “I think the government made a decision that they’re not going to go after any of the players or recipients,” Edward..." September 16

  • Suspended Yankees Star Alex Rodriguez Appears to Have Created a LinkedIn Profile

    The Wall Street Journal "Alex Rodriguez has had a bit of a falling out with his employers, having been suspended by Major League Baseball for all of 2014. But the New York Yankees slugger isn't giving up on his career prospects. Like many job-seeking Americans, it appears A-Rod has created a profile on LinkedIn. One..." September 13

  • Tony Bosch to surrender to authorities today, will plead guilty to drug distribution conspiracy

    Hardball Talk "T.J. Quinn of ESPN reports that Tony Bosch, the founder and honcho of Biogenesis and the man who was the star witness in the enforcement action which led to Alex Rodriguez‘s year-long suspension, will surrender to the Drug Enforcement Agency this morning. He will eventually plead guilty to a..." August 05

  • Selig: MLB didn't know A-Rod had PED exemption

    ESPN New York "Commissioner Bud Selig maintains that Major League Baseball had no idea Alex Rodriguez received a medical exemption from the sport's drug administrator to use a testosterone-boosting substance in 2007. Rodriguez received a therapeutic use exemption for the otherwise-banned substance clomid,..." July 16

  • A-Rod drops lawsuit vs. Yanks doctor, goes 0-for-3 in courtroom

    New York Post "If Alex Rodriguez were as unsuccessful on the baseball field as he proved to be in the legal arena, then no one would care about him in the first place. A-Rod dropped his third and final lawsuit on Thursday, his medical malpractice suit against Yankees doctor Christopher Ahmad and New York..." June 21

  • Alex Rodriguez is MLB's most hated player, A.J. Pierzynski says

    Newark Star-Ledger "You know it's bad when the guy who accepts being baseball's most hated player hands you the baton. Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said Alex Rodriguez is now Major League Baseball's most hated player, according to a column from Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy. Pierzynski was named the..." March 02

  • How suspended A-Rod will make more than Trout

    USA Today "Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday. A million dollars is a lot of money, but the rate seems borderline criminal when you consider that the Angels will spend some $145 million on Trout’s teammates and no three of them combined have been as..." February 27

  • Tommy Lasorda on cheaters, like Alex Rodriguez: If I'm pitching ... I'd hit 'em right in the mouth

    Newark Star-Ledger "When television producers initially came up with the idea of sticking a mircrophone on players and coaches, one of the first guys to get miked was Tommy Lasorda -- because, simply, he never shut up. That was roughly 40 years ago, and things haven't changed. Lasorda was cornered at the..." February 09

  • A-Rod will not attend spring training

    Hardball Talk "This looks like the day that A-Rod has officially given up being a point of contention and aggravation for people. In addition to giving up on his lawsuit against MLB and MLBPA, he is not going to spring training, as would be his right under the terms of his suspension. One gets the distinct..." February 08

  • A-Rod surrenders! Slugger drops suits against MLB, union and Selig

    New York Post "A-Rod has drawn the white flag. Beleaguered Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association on Friday, thereby concluding his long-shot battle to overturn Major League Baseball’s full-season suspension for his involvement with..." February 08

  • Players’ union wants A-Rod’s suit against it tossed

    New York Post "The Major League Baseball Players Association says Alex Rodriguez shouldn’t be suing the union, — but rather thanking it for getting his doping suspension slashed to 162 games. The MLBPA in a recent legal filing asked Manhattan federal Judge Edgardo Ramos to dismiss the fading Yankees star’s..." February 05

  • MLB Players Association asks judge to throw out Alex Rodriguez suit

    New York Daily News "The Major League Baseball Players Association says it had Alex Rodriguez’s back in the bruising arbitration that led to the disgraced Yankee’s 162-game steroid suspension. The union has asked a judge to strike out Rodriguez’s claims that the Players Association did not provide adequate legal..." February 04

  • MLB tells court A-Rod is a sore loser, suit should be tossed

    New York Post "Major League Baseball has a message for Alex Rodriguez: You don’t have a prayer of getting the courts to overturn your 162-game doping suspension. MLB filed legal papers on Tuesday outlining why it believes the fading Yankees star’s federal lawsuit opposing the suspension slapped on him by an..." January 29

  • Jonny Gomes calls out A-Rod

    Boston Herald "Jonny Gomes has a message for Alex Rodriguez: Don’t mess with the Major League Baseball Players Association. “He does steroids or whatever, it sucks. He does this or that, it sucks. He’s always in the news, it sucks,” the Red Sox left fielder told the Herald yesterday before the 75th annual..." January 25

  • A-Rod’s new gig following suspension: mariachi band

    New York Post "Well, it’s not like he has to get ready for baseball season. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez seems to be enjoying his Major League Baseball-imposed ‘timeout’ as he recently donned a sombrero and joined a mariachi band during a recent trip to Cancun, Mexico. Two Twitter users..." January 23

  • Alex Rodriguez should 'be honest with himself' during suspension, David Ortiz says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Wearing a leather shirt, stroking a chihuahua, David Ortiz said he hopes Alex Rodriguez will "be honest with himself" during his ban from baseball. "I heard about the suspension he's going to get and stuff," Ortiz said. "And hopefully baseball will move on and he gets to be honest with himself,..." January 22

  • MLB Players Association would expel Alex Rodriguez – if it could

    Yahoo! Sports "While Major League Baseball Players Association player representatives overwhelmingly agreed that Alex Rodriguez should be kicked out of the union during a 90-minute conference call the day he sued the MLBPA, union leaders said they could not legally pursue his expulsion, three sources on the call..." January 21

  • Paul Molitor: Hall no place for A-Rod "Count Hall of Fame infielder Paul Molitor among Alex Rodriguez's legion of detractors. Molitor says Rodriguez's suspension was justified and that the New York Yankees third baseman has no place in Cooperstown. "I don't think he was overly targeted by Major League Baseball," Molitor told the..." January 20

  • A-Rod: 2014 a 'new chapter of my life'

    ESPN New York "Four days after he was suspended for the season for violations of baseball's drug agreement, Alex Rodriguez met with the media for the first time at a promotional appearance in Mexico and said the ban will allow him to "rest mentally and physically." Rodriguez also expressed gratitude for the..." January 16

  • Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t rule out A-Rod for 2015

    New York Post "Barring a stunning legal victory for Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees have a year to determine what they want to do with him. Here at the owners’ meetings, Hal Steinbrenner refused to rule out A-Rod putting on the pinstripes again in 2015 and beyond, calling his disgraced slugger “an asset” to the..." January 15