Alex Rodriguez said yesterday he wants to remain part of the Yankees in his first comments since reports surfaced again linking him to performance-enhancing drugs. “I am conducting two rehab sessions each and every day in an effort to get back on the field and rejoin my Yankees teammates,” Rodriguez said through a spokesman. “I think we have a great team and I want to be a part of it.” Rodriguez, 37, is expected to be out until midseason after Jan. 16 surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. The Miami News Times earlier this month uncovered documents from Miami anti-aging clinic Biogenesis that allege Rodriguez purchased PEDs. The facility is under investigation by Major League Baseball and law enforcement. Published records from Biogenesis indicate Rodriguez allegedly purchased drugs from clinic owner Anthony Bosch each of the past four years. ESPN has reported that Bosch personally injected the drugs into Rodriguez. “Right now I’m dedicating 100 percent of my energy and focus on my rehabilitation,” Rodriguez said.
A-Rod: I still want to return
New York Post | Feb 22