Alex Rodriguez is trying to take any possible leverage away from an ex-girlfriend who is reportedly threatening him with extortion. TMZ Sports reports that a woman A-Rod dated but broke up with in 2014 continues to hit him up periodically with requests for money. A-Rod reportedly has been turning down the woman’s requests for money, but the latest is serious. The woman — described more as a fling than serious — allegedly is threatening to release some private messages if Rodriguez doesn’t meet her compensation demands, which TMZ says is $600,000. The woman reportedly started seeking more money once A-Rod began dating Jennifer Lopez.