Alex Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez still hasn’t paid legal bills from Biogenesis defense: court papers

    New York Daily News "The Biogenesis saga continues for Alex Rodriguez thanks to his mysterious refusal to pay a relatively small legal bill left over from his ill-fated 2013 challenge to a doping suspension. Court papers recently served on Rodriguez shed some light on the inner workings of the legal army he..." April 16

  • Yankees ignore A-Rod's upcoming HR milestone in press release

    New York Daily News "When is a milestone not really a milestone? When the Yankees decide it’s not, apparently. The team is not including Alex Rodriguez’s pursuit of Willie Mays’ No. 4 spot on the all-time home runs list as part of its daily “Upcoming Milestones” sheet, which distributed to the media prior to every..." April 15

  • A-Rod hits first regular-season home run since 2013

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez has a limited skill set nowadays, but one of his skills is hitting home runs, and on Thursday the controversial slugger used that skill to hit a home run for the first time since Sept. 20, 2013." April 10

  • Big Cuban star wants to play with A-Rod, Yanks, but there’s a catch

    New York Post "Here’s some good news for Yankees fans who may have to endure yet another season of playoff-free baseball: One of the top international prospects in the world wants to be a Yankee. “This is the dream of all players — to play at the maximum level of baseball in all the world,” Havana..." April 08

  • A-Rod showered with cheers in first game since 2013

    New York Post "For at least one day, A-Rod was forgiven. A sellout Yankee Stadium crowd applauded tainted Bombers star Alex Rodriguez on Monday, showering him with loud cheers that countered a fair share of jeers on Opening Day. It was A-Rod’s first game in pinstripes since late 2013, before he was..." April 07

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    A-Rod batting 7th as DH #Yankees

  • A-Rod has Yankees brass doing a stunning spring 180

    New York Post "Come late Friday afternoon, Alex Rodriguez’s Grapefruit League statistics will vanish and, like the rest of his ball-playing fraternity, he will start fresh next week when the games count. What won’t go away is an accomplishment that, seven weeks ago, seemed just as unlikely as A-Rod making..." April 02

  • The New York press is getting desperate in their search for A-Rod intrigue

    Hardball Talk "Alex Rodriguez has been pretty uncooperative this spring training. Instead of breaking both hips and flailing miserably, he has hit pretty well for an old guy on a one-year layoff. Instead of being a big distraction he has put his head down, blended into the scenery, done his job and said all the..." March 30

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    Baseball Tonight @BBTN

    Alex Rodriguez will make his debut at 1st base on Sunday against the Astros. pic.twitter.com/gHa0Drq6Xz

  • Alex Rodriguez's cousin pleads guilty in Biogenesis case

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez's cousin, Yuri Sucart, has pleaded guilty in the federal investigation of performance-enhancing drugs that were illegally supplied to athletes through a Florida clinic, the Associated Press reported Friday. More than six years ago, the Yankees infielder confessed to doping and..." March 27

  • A-Rod subject to more drug testing

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez is subject to increased drug testing by Major League Baseball as a result of his 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, according to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. Speaking at Charlotte Sports Park, where the Yankees were playing..." March 26

  • Alex Rodriguez continues to earn Joe Girardi's confidence as Yankees' DH

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez came to camp needing to prove himself to earn at-bats. He hasn’t done enough for Joe Girardi to name him as the everyday designated hitter, but A-Rod has shown his manager something with his first few weeks of at-bats. “I definitely think he’s swung the bat pretty good,”..." March 25

  • A-Rod Dating A Transgender Woman?

    Terez Owens "Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has always had a thing for muscles on the ladies. Rumor has it A-Rod brought along some surprising company during spring training. She has many of the same physical characteristics of his past girlfriends (including a couple of very famous actresses): Tall, blonde,..." March 21

  • A-Rod goes deep for 1st spring training HR

    ESPN New York "Alex Rodriguez may have 654 career home runs, but the last one he slammed was in September 2013. So prior to hitting the first spring training home run of his comeback, a solo shot against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, he was not filled with confidence. Alex Rodriguez watches his home run..." March 12

  • Time to embrace A-Rod, just like Yankees’ spring training fans

    New York Post "Embrace it. Shed your shame. Abandon the moral high ground. Toss out your inner snob. Alex Rodriguez will play in a televised Major League Baseball game Wednesday at Steinbrenner Field, albeit a mere exhibition, and this is a wonderful thing. Great for baseball, great for the human race. So..." March 04

  • A-Rod gets hit, walk in debut

    ESPN New York "It took nearly 18 months for Alex Rodriguez to get back on a baseball field -- and just one at-bat to get back into the swing of things with a single his first time up in Wednesday's spring training game between the Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies at Steinbrenner Field. A-Rod finished his..." March 04

  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez 'ready to go' in spring debut

    USA Today "It was 505 days ago that Alex Rodriguez watched a called third strike from David Price. That's the last pitch the Yankees' fallen star saw from an opponent until facing Philadelphia's Kevin Slowey in today's exhibition home opener. Rodriguez, now 39, was the designated hitter that September..." March 04

  • A-Rod to make spring debut Wednesday: 'I'll be a little nervous'

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez is gearing up for his first game in more than 17 months. Rodriguez will be the starting designated hitter for the New York Yankees' spring home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, manager Joe Girardi confirmed. Rodriguez, who turns 40 this summer, admitted..." March 03

  • A-Rod, Girardi mum on timing of spring debut

    ESPN New York "While most of the Yankees regulars were enjoying their final days at home before reporting to training camp, Alex Rodriguez was at the Yankees minor league complex taking batting practice. On the day position players reported to camp, A-Rod was across the street, hitting, running, fielding and..." March 02

  • A-Rod won't play in spring opener

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees will open their exhibition season Tuesday without Alex Rodriguez in the lineup. Rodriguez, who is attempting to come back after a 17-month absence from baseball due to a season-long suspension for PED violations, is not on the travel roster for the Yankees' spring opener..." March 02

  • Alex Rodriguez will see first action of spring as DH in intrasquad game for Yankees

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez will make his spring debut on Monday. Sort of. The polarizing slugger is batting fourth as a designated hitter in the Yankees' intrasquad game Monday afternoon, though he won't have a chance to measure himself against actual pitching as the game will be played with pitching..." March 02

  • Ortiz: 'Things not good anymore' with A-Rod

    ESPN Boston "Once the best of friends, David Ortiz has not spoken with Alex Rodriguez since Rodriguez’s lawyer appeared to indirectly implicate Ortiz as a PED user in a radio interview. Ortiz said their friendship has not survived that controversy. “No, dude,’’ he said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t..." February 26

  • Didi Gregorius already getting tips from A-Rod

    New York Post "Didi Gregorius worked out with Alex Rodriguez on Tuesday for the first time at the Yankees’ minor league complex. Derek Jeter’s replacement was among a group of position players who joined Rodriguez in an informal hitting-and-fielding session before Wednesday’s reporting date for position..." February 25

  • Yankees confident they can avoid paying A-Rod milestone bonuses

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees have long been presumed to be on the hook for up to $30 million in home run milestone bonuses to their disgraced superstar, Alex Rodriguez, and they still may be. But thanks to the wording in the marketing agreement, and maybe also the ability to put Rodriguez under oath in a potential..." February 25

  • Girardi plans to discuss first base with A-Rod

    ESPN New York "He probably won't be playing much third base, but the possibility remains that Alex Rodriguez, banished to the purgatory of right-handed DH, may yet find some playing time at first base. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday he "anticipated" discussing the position shift with A-Rod after..." February 25