Alex Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • New teammates on A-Rod: All can be forgiven if you perform

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez cited his strong relationships with many people in the Yankees clubhouse when he said he had no need to address the team as a whole. But what about the 18 or so players he’s never played with? When A-Rod reports to Steinbrenner Field with the rest of the position players on..." February 25

  • Hank Aaron rooting for A-Rod to have 'great year'

    ESPN New York "Alex Rodriguez apparently has a fan in Hank Aaron, who is looking forward to the disgraced slugger's return to baseball in 2015. Aaron told New York newspaper Newsday that he is rooting for Rodriguez to "come back and have a great year" with the New York Yankees. "I am rooting for him,"..." February 24

  • A-Rod is no threat to steal Chase Headley’s third base job

    New York Post "They hugged. They talked. They hit in the same group. They fielded ground balls together. And when Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez were done with a workout at the minor league complex Tuesday that made for a nice photo opportunity nothing had changed: Only a fool believes there is any chance..." February 24

  • Alex Rodriguez not conceding third base to Chase Headley, says only time will tell how he'll do this season

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez thinks he'll be fine mentally without the crutch of performance-enhancing drugs, though the embattled slugger couldn't guarantee it as he tries to make a comeback after a season-long ban. "I think I'm fine, yeah," Rodriguez said after a workout at the Yankees' minor-league..." February 24

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    "I don't know what it's like to be on them so I don't know what it's like to be off them." - Joe Girardi on Alex Rodriguez being off PEDs.

  • Alex Rodriguez 'impossible to dislike' says Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman

    New York Daily News "There was a time, between his Tampa tent revival and Biogenesis, when Yankees voices were not drilling down into Alex Rodriguez’s performance enhanced past. When it came to pinstriped cheaters, like Andy Pettitte and Jason (The Giambalco) Giambi, this was also standard operating procedure. This..." February 20

  • Report: Alex Rodriguez believes Tony Bosch may have given him placebos

    USA Today "Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer has written a long feature for ESPN The Magazine on Alex Rodriguez, and in it he describes Rodriguez’s last year, how he’s dealt with his suspension, and how he hopes to return to the game. The article has many fantastic details, but perhaps most stunning..." February 18

  • Report: A-Rod might use Jeter's website for public apology

    Fox Sports "New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez could choose an unlikely place to publicly apologize for his actions in recent years. A-Rod is considering former teammate Derek Jeter's "The Players' Tribune" website to ask for forgiveness, The New York Daily News reported Tuesday. Attempting a..." February 17

  • Alex Rodriguez issues apology, open letter to fans

    Bombers Beat "Alex Rodriguez issued a handwritten apology and open letter to fans on Tuesday. Below is the typed out statement: To the Fans, I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season. I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To..." February 17

  • Yankees told A-Rod he can sue them over milestone bonuses

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that the New York Yankees have regained the upper hand with Alex Rodriguez, they are feeling pretty confident in their dealings with the former MVP. They even told the 3B/DH to “try them” in so many words. A-Rod met with the Yankees last week to apologize profusely for all his conflicts..." February 15

  • Matt Harvey: A-Rod’s return is ‘exciting, good for baseball’

    New York Post "Matt Harvey is busy forging his comeback from Tommy John surgery, but he is keeping an eye on the Alex Rodriguez saga with the Yankees. He offered words of support to Rodriguez, who apologized to Yankees brass on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. “Obviously Alex wants to play, that’s good for him,..." February 12

  • A-Rod ‘apologizes’ to Yankees in come-clean meeting

    New York Post "A-Rod said he’s sorry. Embattled slugger Alex Rodriguez had his long-awaited meeting with a contingent of Yankees brass at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to apologize for his drug use, lies and legal wranglings. “Alex initiated the meeting and apologized to the organization for his actions over..." February 11

  • Yankees' Sabathia on Rodriguez: 'I think we'll welcome him with open arms'

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez may incur some nasty treatment from baseball fans in 2015 when he returns from a season-long suspension, but the embattled third baseman will be received warmly in the New York Yankees' clubhouse, according to one of his veteran teammates. "In the clubhouse, I think he'll be..." February 10

  • Alex Rodriguez and Torrie Wilson call it quits

    Page Six "Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez has split with his girlfriend of over three years, Torrie Wilson, Page Six has exclusively confirmed. We’re told that A-Rod and Wilson, a model, actress and former WWE Diva, have broken up because the third baseman wasn’t willing to commit, and also because his..." February 04

  • 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