Alex Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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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    "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

  • Yankees’ cold-blooded A-Rod approach was missing with Jeter

    New York Post "The organization that talks more about winning-or-bust than any other — maybe more than all the others combined — last year prioritized Derek Jeter’s farewell tour over victories. Let us count the ways: Hal Steinbrenner ordered his re-signing — and at decent money — though Jeter was coming..." December 24

  • The Yankees’ plan in case A-Rod can’t play at all

    New York Post "The Yankees already have said that Alex Rodriguez will not be their third baseman. But just as interesting is that if he is not healthy enough to play in 2015, the Yanks are currently planning to use the roster space to go with platoons at both second base and shortstop. If A-Rod makes the..." December 21

  • Lack of credibility from Alex Rodriguez weakens feds' Biogenesis case

    New York Daily News "The sun had not yet come up on Aug. 5 when federal drug agents arrived at most of the Biogenesis defendants’ South Florida homes to take the men into custody. The defendants were transported to Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters near Fort Lauderdale for processing, while media outlets..." December 19

  • Cashman: A-Rod is our DH, if he’s anything at all

    New York Post "If Alex Rodriguez makes it back to the playing field — and that won’t be known until the end of spring training — he won’t have much use for a glove and will not be showing off a powerful throwing arm. “[Chase] Headley is the everyday third baseman, and Alex, hopefully, will hit in the DH spot..." December 17

  • Yankees and Alex Rodriguez set for more drama after Chase Headley signing

    New York Daily News "Brian Cashman can’t make Alex Rodriguez go away but on Monday he spent an awful lot of money on Chase Headley to make it clear he doesn’t want A-Rod playing third base for the Yankees anymore. You can understand the GM’s concern; blindly trusting a 39-year-old A-Rod and his two..." December 16

  • Yankees’ Cashman: A-Rod needs to shed a few pounds

    New York Post "Nobody expected Alex Rodriguez to turn into a tub of goo while suspended for the 2014 season, but he has a few pounds to shed to hit the weight the Yankees have told him to report at when spring training opens in late February. Matt Krause, the second-year Yankees strength and conditioning..." December 11

  • Why ‘angry’ David Ortiz hasn’t talked to A-Rod in a year

    New York Post "The road back for Alex Rodriguez will be difficult after his Biogenesis suspension. Not only on the field but in with his relationship with David Ortiz, one of the most influential players in the game, a player greatly respected by his peers. Ortiz said Thursday he was deeply upset when..." December 06

  • Yankees president relieved Stanton's deal topped ARod's

    New York Post "The Yankees fell out of first place in a well-known category Wednesday, and they probably never have been happier to take such a dive. When the Marlins announced their 13-year, $325 million extension with stud outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, they established a baseball record for the largest..." November 22

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office gave Alex Rodriguez special treatment during Biogenesis probe: court papers

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez received special treatment from the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuting Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, even though witnesses have “provided evidence that Mr. Rodriguez may have lied and may have allegedly facilitated Bosch’s illegal distribution of Schedule III controlled..." November 22

  • Alex Rodriguez May Be Out at Third as Yankees Pursue Other Options

    New York Times "The Yankees are engaged in talks with Chase Headley to return as their third baseman, and General Manager Brian Cashman is also exploring the trade market for the same position. If one of those options pans out, Alex Rodriguez will lose his job as the Yankees’ starter at third, which he held from..." November 12

  • Yankees' Joe Girardi excited for Alex Rodriguez's return

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he’s talked at length with Alex Rodriguez, but not about his legal troubles or reported confession of steroid use to federal officials, according to a report from the New York Daily News’ Anthony McCarron. Girardi added that he’s excited that A-Rod will rejoin..." November 12

  • Alex Rodriguez shaping up to play ball for Yankees

    New York Daily News "The baseball world may not be ready for the return of Alex Rodriguez, but the tarnished Yankees slugger apparently is. A source close to Rodriguez told The News Wednesday that the former AL MVP has been working out “like a fiend,” hitting several days a week at the University of Miami among..." November 07

  • Alex Rodriguez 'peed on the floor ... He is the devil ... He is evil' says cousin Yuri Sucart's wife

    New York Daily News "An "evil" Alex Rodriguez urinated on the floor of his cousin’s home to send a message and mark his territory, Yuri Sucart’s wife told the Daily News Thursday in an explosive interview. Carmen Sucart, whose husband, Yuri Sucart, is A-Rod’s estranged cousin and alleged steroid mule, blasted..." November 07

  • A-Rod’s DEA confession: Yes, I used steroids from fake Miami doctor

    Miami Herald "For 21 tumultuous months, New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez has defiantly maintained he never used banned substances from a Coral Gables anti-aging clinic, that he is the victim of a Major League Baseball “witch hunt,” and that he would fight to the end to clear his name. But in a Drug..." November 05

  • A-Rod paid cousin nearly $1 million to keep quiet about his PED use

    New York Daily News "Hell hath no fury like a cousin scorned. Alex Rodriguez’s infamous “Cousin Yuri Sucart” threatened to expose the Yankee superstar’s doping secrets unless the scandal-ridden slugger coughed up “enormous sums of money,” according to court papers filed last week in U.S. District Court for the..." November 04

  • How A-Rod and Sandoval muddle Yankees’ Headley situation

    New York Post "The Yankees have an interest in bringing back third baseman Chase Headley, and there are indications the switch-hitting free agent would welcome a return to The Bronx. Headley impressed Yankees brass and players with his play and clubhouse attitude, and the back problem that was an issue in San..." November 03

  • A-Rod's season-long ban from MLB over after conclusion of World Series

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez is officially a Yankee again. The 39-year-old slugger completed his season-long doping ban after the San Francisco Giants won Game 7 of the World Series, a punishment that outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig handed down on Aug. 5, 2013, nearly 15 months..." October 31

  • As suspension ends for Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, woes continue

    New York Daily News "These days, A-Rod is everybody’s All-American. With his season-long doping suspension about to end, steroid-tainted Yankee Alex Rodriguez has been making the college and professional rounds in recent weeks — South Bend, Ind., here, Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Arlington, Tex., there — taking in..." October 22

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