Alex Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hall of Famers unsure, cast doubt about Alex Rodriguez one day joining them in Cooperstown

    New York Daily News "Mention Alex Rodriguez to some Baseball Hall of Famers and there are, as Lou Brock put it, “mixed emotions.” Brock is put off by Rodriguez’s well-documented drug past and recent year-long suspension, but he also said he was “amazed at the fact that, in spite of that, he’s still got the eye...." July 25

  • Commissioner, union head proud of Alex Rodriguez

    ESPN New York "At the All-Star game news conference, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred once again praised New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez's behavior in his return to the majors, while Major League Baseball Players Association director Tony Clark thought how A-Rod handled the $6 million bonus issue was very..." July 14

  • Alex Rodriguez ‘disappointed’ he will not play in All-Star Game

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez's All-Star dream might be over, but the fact that it was even a possibility at all seems to be enough for the steroid-stained slugger. "The fact that I'm in the conversation makes me happy," A-Rod said. "I'm obviously disappointed. It would have been fun to go out and represent..." July 08

  • Ned Yost explains Alex Rodriguez’s All-Star Game snub

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Rodriguez is defying odds at age 39, but he apparently has not done enough to earn a spot on the American League All-Star team. A-Rod was not selected to the squad by the fans or players, and AL manager Ned Yost also chose to leave him out of the Final Vote competition. Rodriguez is..." July 07

  • Yankees, A-Rod settle $30M milestone bonus dispute; team will donate $3.5M to charity

    The Score "The New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez have settled their dispute regarding his milestone bonuses. The Yankees will make $3.5 million in charitable contributions in lieu of potentially paying out Rodriguez separate $6-million bonuses for moving up the all-time home run list. Major League..." July 03

  • Yankees donate $150,000 to charity to get Alex Rodriguez his 3,000th hit ball

    Hardball Talk "Zack Hample, the Yankees season ticket holder known for catching home runs balls, has changed his mind and will give Alex Rodriguez his 3,000th hit home run … for a price. According to a statement released by the Yankees, the ball will be given to Rodriguez at a press conference this afternoon..." July 03

  • Alex Rodriguez badly wants to make All-Star team

    ESPN New York "Alex Rodriguez is a 14-time American League All-Star, but he badly wants No. 15. While he doesn't buy it would validate his comeback, he is willing to go to Cincinnati any way he can. "I would walk there, like the guy who walked to Yankee Stadium," Rodriguez told ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace..." July 03

  • Yankees, A-Rod, union discussing charitable solution to bonus issue

    Fox Sports "Some charity is likely to benefit from Alex Rodriguez's negotiations with the Yankees over his disputed milestone bonus. Actually, multiple charities. Representatives for Rodriguez, the players' union and Yankees have been talking for weeks about a deal to redirect the $6 million bonus that..." July 02

  • Ballhawk who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit ball says he’s received threats

    Sportress of Blogitude "Zack Hample, the so-called “professional ballhawk” who gained possession of the ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the Yankee Stadium outfield seats for his 3,000th hit, claims he has received numerous “scary” threats due to his hard-line stance against freely relinquishing the coveted piece of..." July 01

  • Tossing at Alex Rodriguez gets Brett Oberholtzer ejected

    ESPN New York "Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer was ejected in the second inning Saturday for throwing at Alex Rodriguez in apparent retaliation for the Yankees scoring six runs, including two long home runs. Oberholtzer, who had trouble with the strike zone during his short outing, missed Rodriguez with the..." June 28

  • What Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit owner demands from Yankees

    Newark Star-Ledger "The man who snagged Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit will give the ball to the Yankees, but only if they meet his demands, he told NJ Advance Media early Tuesday morning. Zack Hample, 37, of Manhattan, said his chief concern is that the Yankees make a sizable donation to a charity he's worked with..." June 24

  • Man who caught Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit says he may return ball

    SI "Zach Hample, the man who caught the ball from Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit, told SI Now that he and the New York Yankees may be able to work out a deal for the baseball. “I am planning on meeting again with the Yankees soon,” Hample said. “And I am contemplating a scenario where they and A-Rod..." June 23

  • Notorious ball hawking fan has own plan for A-Rod's 3,000th hit

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez is doing a great job of reaching milestones this season, but he’s not having much luck collecting keepsakes. Zack Hample, who said he had caught over 8,000 balls at major league stadiums before he came up with Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit in the first inning on Friday when it landed..." June 20

  • Alex Rodriguez makes history with homer for 3,000th hit

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez needed one swing to become the 29th player in history to reach 3,000 hits Friday night at Yankee Stadium. That he did it with a first-inning homer off former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander added to the historical moment. Brett Gardner opened with a single to center off..." June 20

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  • Fans, teammates loudly, crudely show A-Rod all the love

    New York Post "Enjoy every day. Change your attitude. Change your life. No one has made more of a third chance than Alex Rodriguez. And boy, has the worm ever turned. A-Rod is sitting on 2,999 hits after picking up two singles in the Yankees’ 9-4 drubbing of the Marlins Thursday night at a raucous..." June 19

  • Tension starts to mount as A-Rod nears 3,000-hit milestone

    New York Post "History is getting closer. Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees returned home Wednesday after a dismal 1-4 road trip with a milestone well within reach, and the star-crossed designated hitter moved closer to attaining it. Rodriguez moved to within three hits of 3,000 with a pair of singles in the..." June 18

  • Report: A-Rod turned down Yankees’ offer to pay HR bonus to charity

    New York Daily News "In his ever-percolating home run milestone grievance with the Yankees — which was expected to come to a head Saturday but was pushed back until Monday — Alex Rodriguez’s silence is deafening. A face-saving olive branch from the Yankees has been out there for a while, but A-Rod, on the advice of..." June 15

  • Unexpectedly, Alex Rodriguez has exceeded expectations

    Boston Globe "Each day, Alex Rodriguez surprises himself. He surprises the Yankees. There was little chance last winter that what has happened would happen. There were reports that Rodriguez would break down in spring training. There were others that indicated the Yankees would find a way to make him..." June 15

  • Alex Rodriguez records another milestone with 2,000th RBI

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez has added another illustrious MLB milestone to his collection this season. With his sixth-inning home run that drove in third baseman Chase Headley on Saturday night, Rodriguez reached 2,000 career RBIs. He trails Hank Aaron by 296 RBIs for the all-time record, but at 39..." June 14

  • A-Rod 8 hits away from reaching 3,000

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez continues his ascent up the all-time leaderboards. With his RBI double in a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, Rodriguez closed in on the illustrious 3,000-hit club after going hitless in 11 previous at-bats." June 11

  • Alex Rodriguez's cousin sentenced to 7 months in Florida prison

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees' slugger Alex Rodriguez's cousin Yuri Sucart was sentenced to seven months in prison upon pleading guilty on federal drug charges, the AP reports Thursday. Sucrat, 53, played a role in the Biogenesis scandal, a clinic in South Florida owned by Anthony Bosch that provided steroids to..." June 05

  • MLB scout: A-Rod is so good this year because he 'looks like he doesn't give a sh-t'

    New York Daily News "The Yankees gave us a lot to digest late last night in Oakland, from another CC Sabathia disappointment, to David Carpenter’s ineffectiveness, to the mystery of following a sweep of the league’s best team with a loss to its worst. But you know what stuck out in this game? Alex Rodriguez’s..." May 30

  • A-Rod moves into third place on all-time list with 1,995th RBI

    CBS Sports "Alex Rodriguez climbed another leaderboard on Wednesday afternoon, this time the all-time RBI leaderboard. The Yankees slugger hit a three-run home run off Chris Young of the Royals in the third inning and moved into sole possession of third place on the career RBI list. Here is the updated..." May 27

  • Buster Olney: The Marlins should hire A-Rod to be their next manager

    Hardball Talk "Sometimes I think I’m the most masterful troller in the known universe. But then I remember that, sometimes, I’m just playing checkers when others are playing chess. Buster Olney: Eventually, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria will grow tired of the Dan Jennings experiment, of having a manager..." May 27

  • A-Rod ties Babe Ruth for 4th on all-time RBIs list at 1,992

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez tied Babe Ruth for fourth on the all-time RBIs list by driving in the 1,992nd run of his career. Rodriguez's RBI single to center in the seventh inning chased Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis. Rodriguez went 2 for 5 in the Yankees' 10-9 loss..." May 23

  • MLB commissioner backs Yankees in A-Rod bonus dispute

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez is a very wealthy man, and after hitting his 660th career home run, he was supposed to be even wealthier after collecting a $6 million bonus. However, the Yankees are refusing to pay up and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is taking the club’s side. “The Yankees have a well-founded..." May 21

  • Manfred 'pleased for' A-Rod in return from ban

    ESPN New York "A year removed from an ugly skirmish between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball, commissioner Rob Manfred commended the Yankees slugger on his comeback Thursday. Manfred also said he will leave any disputes over milestone bonus money to be resolved between the player and the..." May 21

  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez relates to Nationals' Bryce Harper on and off the field

    New York Daily News "It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to be Bryce Harper. Sports Illustrated cover boy at 16, No. 1 overall pick at 17, Rookie of the Year at 19. Whirlwind probably doesn’t begin to describe what Harper has experienced during the past five or six years. Alex Rodriguez understands. The..." May 19

  • Jorge Posada apologizes for Alex Rodriguez comments, says he was 'cornered'

    The Score "Jorge Posada says he was cornered into saying that former teammate Alex Rodriguez's steroid-riddled past should prohibit him from entering the Hall of Fame. "He knows how I feel about him," Posada said to CBS New York. "And I would like to - if I caused him anything, I would like to apologize...." May 14

  • A-Rod considers Posada 'a friend' despite steroid, Hall comments

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez still considers Jorge Posada a friend, despite the former Yankees catcher's comments about A-Rod's steroids use and Hall of Fame worthiness, according to The Journal News . “I have nothing bad to say about Jorgie," Rodriguez said Wednesday. "I have nothing but good things to say..." May 14

  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez on Barry Bonds' impending fight with MLB

    Newark Star-Ledger "What does Alex Rodriguez think about a report that Barry Bonds, his close friend, is planning on going after Major League Baseball for allegedly blackballing him from the game? "I mean, I don't know anything about that," Rodriguez said before Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field...." May 14

  • Girardi has total faith in A-Rod to take care of his body

    New York Post "Joe Girardi was aware Alex Rodriguez’s left hamstring has been tight, but the manager put the DH in the lineup Tuesday night against Rays right-hander Chris Archer at Tropicana Field. “I think about it a little bit, I tell him to be smart,’’ said Girardi, who batted Rodriguez third in the..." May 14

  • Posada: A-Rod, Clemens aren't worthy of Hall

    ESPN New York "Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada resents the players that used performance enhancing drugs and believes former teammates Alex Rodriguez and Roger Clemens shouldn't ever be in the Hall of Fame. "I don't think it's fair," Posada told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday. "I really don't. I think..." May 13

  • Alex Rodriguez isn’t the Yankees’ backup third baseman any longer

    Hardball Talk "Alex Rodriguez, who has started two games at third base playing behind Chase Headley this season, will likely be limited to DH duties for the foreseeable future, manager Joe Girardi told the New York Daily News. A-Rod has been bothered by a sore left hamstring, and while that’s not a major..." May 13

  • Union preparing to fight for A-Rod's $6 million home run bonus

    CNN "Multimillionaire Alex Rodriguez doesn't seem too put off that the Yankees aren't paying him a promised $6 million bonus for catching Willie Mays in home runs. But his union is. The Major League Baseball Players Association is preparing to file a grievance against the Yankees on A-Rod's behalf,..." May 09

  • Yankees’ Twitter account not too enthusiastic about A-Rod passing Willie Mays

    Larry Brown Sports "The lack of enthusiasm coming from the New York Yankees’ official Twitter account tells you all you need to know about how the team feels about A-Rod’s milestone home runs. Alex Rodriguez on Thursday passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list when he clubbed a solo homer off..." May 08

  • A-Rod passes Willie Mays for fourth on all-time home runs list

    Newsday "Alex Rodriguez moved ahead of Willie Mays for sole possession of fourth on baseball's career home run list by hitting No. 661 on Thursday night. A-Rod smacked a 1-and-1 pitch from Baltimore's Chris Tillman into the centerfield seats at Yankee Stadium in the third inning for the historic home..." May 08

  • Despite Girardi’s best-laid plans, A-Rod forced to play at third

    New York Post "Not wanting to subject Alex Rodriguez’s body to the rigors of playing on artificial turf, Yankees manager Joe Girardi opted to start Gregorio Petit at third base Tuesday night because Chase Headley was sore in the lower back after diving for a ball Monday. Nevertheless, Rodriguez shifted from..." May 06

  • Ortiz not happy Red Sox offered his autographs for A-Rod's 660th HR ball

    CBS Sports "Last Friday, Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run, tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. He hit the homer at Fenway Park and the fan who caught the ball, a local man named Mike Shuster, said he wouldn't give it to A-Rod. The Yankees tried and failed to get the ball..." May 05

  • A-Rod's image rehabilitation worth every penny of withheld $6 million bonus

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez is tied for fourth place on the all-time home run list, which is not a particularly marketable thing. Who’s buying the T-shirt celebrating someone being fourth on an all-time list? Maybe 660 home runs was a marketable achievement for Barry Bonds, who reached that plateau with the..." May 04

  • A-Rod calls Yankees' no-pay stance on $6 million bonus 'family business'

    Sporting News "Nothing personal, it's just business — "family business," at that — Alex Rodriguez says about whether the Yankees will pay him $6 million for his milestone 660th home run. A-Rod is just keeping his mouth shut, NJ.com reported. For now, anyway. He declined to comment on the Yankees'..." May 04

  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez won over teammates early, Brett Gardner says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Alex Rodriguez has been "way different" than some of his Yankees teammates who'd never played with him expected him to be, according to left fielder Brett Gardner. "Obviously some new guys in the room, (and ones) coming into spring training weren't exactly sure what to expect but I think, for..." May 03

  • Why the next A-Rod milestone might not be as controversial

    New York Post "Having tied Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list at 660 on Friday night with a game-winning, pinch-hit blast over the Green Monster, Alex Rodriguez has another colossal milestone approaching: 3,000 hits. Rodriguez went 1-for-4 Saturday in the Yankees’ 4-2 win over the Red..." May 03

  • Look out, Derek Jeter! Alex Rodriguez gets close to Jeter’s girlfriend, Hannah Davis

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez isn't just chasing Willie Mays on the all-time home run list, he's chasing Derek Jeter's girlfriend, too. The Yankees designated hitter cozied up to Hannah Davis in Manhattan on Tuesday when the duo crossed paths at the 13th annual BTIG Commissions for Charity day. Davis and..." April 30

  • Derek Jeter’s replacement has a new mentor — A-Rod

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez continues to put his stamp on the Yankees in different ways. Rodriguez was on the Yankee Stadium field three hours before Tuesday night’s 4-2 victory over the Rays, mentoring young shortstop Didi Gregorius. As infield coach Joe Espada hit ground balls, Rodriguez, who played..." April 29

  • Inside details of how A-Rod’s 660 fight with Yankees will play out

    New York Post "With the way he’s hitting, Alex Rodriguez looks likely to soon join Willie Mays on the career home run chart. But the controversy surrounding this achievement will take longer to resolve. In fact, the hearing to decide whether A-Rod will get a $6 million bonus for tying Mays with 660 homers..." April 24

  • Girardi: No special dugout plans for A-Rod’s 660

    New York Post "Joe Girardi can’t predict the reaction from Alex Rodriguez’s teammates whenever Rodriguez ties Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list at 660. Rodriguez is two back of Mays. “I don’t know what’s going to happen there,” the Yankees manager said. “It’s hard to choreograph..." April 22

  • Yankees should embrace A-Rod as he exceeds expectations

    Fox Sports "Here'€™s my thesis, though: Alex Rodriguez is a pretty talented player, and should be accorded the respect due a pretty talented player who also happens to be -- like it or not! --€“ a human being, not terribly unlike you and me. Friday, Rodriguez hit a 477-foot home run (you can see most of..." April 20

  • Surging A-Rod a pleasant surprise

    North Jersey "Good luck to anyone trying to figure why Alex Rodriguez has become the Yankees’ best hitter, despite all the factors that should’ve been working against him. That includes his age, the yearlong drug suspension, two surgically repaired hips and going cold turkey on PEDs. We think. Let’s address..." April 20