Alex Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Selig: MLB didn't know A-Rod had PED exemption

    ESPN New York "Commissioner Bud Selig maintains that Major League Baseball had no idea Alex Rodriguez received a medical exemption from the sport's drug administrator to use a testosterone-boosting substance in 2007. Rodriguez received a therapeutic use exemption for the otherwise-banned substance clomid,..." July 16

  • A-Rod drops lawsuit vs. Yanks doctor, goes 0-for-3 in courtroom

    New York Post "If Alex Rodriguez were as unsuccessful on the baseball field as he proved to be in the legal arena, then no one would care about him in the first place. A-Rod dropped his third and final lawsuit on Thursday, his medical malpractice suit against Yankees doctor Christopher Ahmad and New York..." June 21

  • Alex Rodriguez is MLB's most hated player, A.J. Pierzynski says

    Newark Star-Ledger "You know it's bad when the guy who accepts being baseball's most hated player hands you the baton. Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said Alex Rodriguez is now Major League Baseball's most hated player, according to a column from Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy. Pierzynski was named the..." March 02

  • How suspended A-Rod will make more than Trout

    USA Today "Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday. A million dollars is a lot of money, but the rate seems borderline criminal when you consider that the Angels will spend some $145 million on Trout’s teammates and no three of them combined have been as..." February 27

  • Tommy Lasorda on cheaters, like Alex Rodriguez: If I'm pitching ... I'd hit 'em right in the mouth

    Newark Star-Ledger "When television producers initially came up with the idea of sticking a mircrophone on players and coaches, one of the first guys to get miked was Tommy Lasorda -- because, simply, he never shut up. That was roughly 40 years ago, and things haven't changed. Lasorda was cornered at the..." February 09

  • A-Rod will not attend spring training

    Hardball Talk "This looks like the day that A-Rod has officially given up being a point of contention and aggravation for people. In addition to giving up on his lawsuit against MLB and MLBPA, he is not going to spring training, as would be his right under the terms of his suspension. One gets the distinct..." February 08

  • A-Rod surrenders! Slugger drops suits against MLB, union and Selig

    New York Post "A-Rod has drawn the white flag. Beleaguered Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association on Friday, thereby concluding his long-shot battle to overturn Major League Baseball’s full-season suspension for his involvement with..." February 08

  • Players’ union wants A-Rod’s suit against it tossed

    New York Post "The Major League Baseball Players Association says Alex Rodriguez shouldn’t be suing the union, — but rather thanking it for getting his doping suspension slashed to 162 games. The MLBPA in a recent legal filing asked Manhattan federal Judge Edgardo Ramos to dismiss the fading Yankees star’s..." February 05

  • MLB Players Association asks judge to throw out Alex Rodriguez suit

    New York Daily News "The Major League Baseball Players Association says it had Alex Rodriguez’s back in the bruising arbitration that led to the disgraced Yankee’s 162-game steroid suspension. The union has asked a judge to strike out Rodriguez’s claims that the Players Association did not provide adequate legal..." February 04

  • MLB tells court A-Rod is a sore loser, suit should be tossed

    New York Post "Major League Baseball has a message for Alex Rodriguez: You don’t have a prayer of getting the courts to overturn your 162-game doping suspension. MLB filed legal papers on Tuesday outlining why it believes the fading Yankees star’s federal lawsuit opposing the suspension slapped on him by an..." January 29

  • Jonny Gomes calls out A-Rod

    Boston Herald "Jonny Gomes has a message for Alex Rodriguez: Don’t mess with the Major League Baseball Players Association. “He does steroids or whatever, it sucks. He does this or that, it sucks. He’s always in the news, it sucks,” the Red Sox left fielder told the Herald yesterday before the 75th annual..." January 25

  • A-Rod’s new gig following suspension: mariachi band

    New York Post "Well, it’s not like he has to get ready for baseball season. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez seems to be enjoying his Major League Baseball-imposed ‘timeout’ as he recently donned a sombrero and joined a mariachi band during a recent trip to Cancun, Mexico. Two Twitter users..." January 23

  • Alex Rodriguez should 'be honest with himself' during suspension, David Ortiz says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Wearing a leather shirt, stroking a chihuahua, David Ortiz said he hopes Alex Rodriguez will "be honest with himself" during his ban from baseball. "I heard about the suspension he's going to get and stuff," Ortiz said. "And hopefully baseball will move on and he gets to be honest with himself,..." January 22

  • MLB Players Association would expel Alex Rodriguez – if it could

    Yahoo! Sports "While Major League Baseball Players Association player representatives overwhelmingly agreed that Alex Rodriguez should be kicked out of the union during a 90-minute conference call the day he sued the MLBPA, union leaders said they could not legally pursue his expulsion, three sources on the call..." January 21

  • Paul Molitor: Hall no place for A-Rod

    ESPN.com "Count Hall of Fame infielder Paul Molitor among Alex Rodriguez's legion of detractors. Molitor says Rodriguez's suspension was justified and that the New York Yankees third baseman has no place in Cooperstown. "I don't think he was overly targeted by Major League Baseball," Molitor told the..." January 20

  • A-Rod: 2014 a 'new chapter of my life'

    ESPN New York "Four days after he was suspended for the season for violations of baseball's drug agreement, Alex Rodriguez met with the media for the first time at a promotional appearance in Mexico and said the ban will allow him to "rest mentally and physically." Rodriguez also expressed gratitude for the..." January 16

  • Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t rule out A-Rod for 2015

    New York Post "Barring a stunning legal victory for Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees have a year to determine what they want to do with him. Here at the owners’ meetings, Hal Steinbrenner refused to rule out A-Rod putting on the pinstripes again in 2015 and beyond, calling his disgraced slugger “an asset” to the..." January 15

  • Official: Alex Rodriguez's PED use 'most potent we've ever seen'

    CBSSports.com "This much is clear: Alex Rodriguez will not be playing Major League Baseball in 2014. But as the legal wrangling continues, details are emerging as to what A-Rod's drug program consisted of and how much he took. Turns out, it was a lot. According to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart,..." January 15

  • Source: A-Rod blew his chance to take a deal for a 50 game suspension

    Hardball Talk "Buster Olney wrote something that turned my head today. That A-Rod had a plea deal possible back in the spring — for a low, low, number of games — and turned it down: If Rodriguez had agreed to something last spring, before MLB investigators had all the Biogenesis details from Bosch, Rodriguez..." January 13

  • Messy realities of A-Rod investigation might cost MLB later

    Fox Sports "I won’t criticize Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, MLB CEO Rob Manfred or star witness Anthony Bosch for appearing on “60 Minutes.” I can’t. The media member who does is a hypocrite or just plain jealous. Any serious reporter would have loved to land those interviews. Scott Pelley is..." January 13

  • Yankees may relegate A-Rod to minor-league camp in spring

    CBSSports.com "As any baseball fan with access to a TV or Internet access has surely seen by now, Yankees third baseman and national baseball whipping boy Alex Rodriguez was hammered with a season-long suspension Saturday. While A-Rod and his attorneys prepare to fight in a federal court, there's also the..." January 12

  • A-Rod suspended 162 games

    CBSSports.com "Alex Rodriguez's record 211-game suspension has been reduced to 162 games, his spokesman Ron Berkowitz has confirmed. Here is A-Rod's statement: “The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been stacked against me from day one. This is one man's decision, that was not..." January 12

  • Long Island Ducks open to adding A-Rod for 2014 season

    CBSSports.com "On Saturday morning, Alex Rodriguez was handed a 162-game suspension from arbitrator Fredric Horowitz that will sideline him for all of 2014. He won't be allowed to play in MLB this coming season barring a surprise ruling from a federal court. Major league baseball is off the table, but what..." January 11

  • A-Rod might consider reduced ban

    ESPN.com "For Alex Rodriguez, the decision of whether to accept a suspension or fight on comes down to dollars and sense. As the day for arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to rule on Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game ban draws near -- some think it could come as soon as Friday -- the beleaguered slugger has..." January 10

  • Report: A-Rod ready to turn to judge over 211-game ban

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez will seek an injunction staying his suspension faster than it takes to turn a double play if arbitrator Fredric Horowitz upholds his 211-game doping ban or doesn’t slash it to A-Rod’s liking, sources familiar with the embattled slugger’s appeal have told the Daily News. The..." January 09

  • Tanaka, A-Rod decisions loom

    ESPN.com "Spring training is still six weeks away, but today could mark the start of a tumultuous week in Yankees history. For one thing, the bidding war for the services of Masahiro Tanaka will begin in earnest now that the holiday season is behind us and Tanaka's agent, Casey Close, has returned from a..." January 06

  • A-Rod verdict remains days away

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez’s fate probably won’t be known until next week. According to industry sources, arbitrator Fredric Horowitz likely will wait at least a few more days before issuing a ruling on the Yankees third baseman, who faces a potential 211-game suspension by MLB for his alleged involvement..." January 02

  • These A-Rod-Randy Levine emails!!

    CBSSports.com "As you are no doubt painfully aware, the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez are at a crossroads. Will the Yanks have their third baseman in 2014, or will he be suspended for his alleged role in the Biogenesis scandal? Has the investigation into said scandal irreparably harmed the relationship between..." January 01

  • A-Rod’s next play: a tell-all book & documentary

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez is about to seal a multimillion dollar deal for a tell-all book about his legal battle with MLB, with which he plans to lift the lid on the “full dirt of Major League Baseball’s tactics” he claims have been used against him. Sources exclusively tell Page Six that HarperCollins..." December 17

  • A-Rod on hearing outcome: 'Whatever happens, let's move forward'

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez is waiting like the rest of us while arbitrator Frederic Horowitz decides how long A-Rod's drug suspension should be. A ruling is expected around the start of the new year. The Yankees third baseman (for now) addressed the saga Friday at David Ortiz's annual golf..." December 14

  • MLB still trying to get evidence that A-Rod obstructed the Biogenesis investigation

    Hardball Talk "Alex Rodriguez‘s P.R. guy, Michael Sitrick, was allegedly served with a subpoena by Major League Baseball. They wanted him to testify in the arbitration as to whether he or his underlings leaked Biogenesis documents implicating Ryan Braun and Francisco Cervelli to the press. MLB believes that he..." December 12

  • A-Rod’s problem: ‘He tries to please everyone’

    New York Post "Stand by your ex. That’s the tune Alex Rod­riguez’s former wife, Cynthia, is singing in New York magazine’s Monday issue. But even as she attempts to defend A-Rod against Major League Baseball’s allegation that he used banned substances, she suggests he lacks a moral compass and would just..." December 02

  • Photo adds to A-Rod’s Bosch cocaine claims

    New York Post "The fate of Alex Rodriguez lies largely in the credibility of Anthony Bosch, so it’s no surprise Team A-Rod continues to pick at that scab. Rodriguez has acquired an affidavit from Robert Davis Miller attesting that Bosch, who testified for nearly five days in the appeal hearing for Rodriguez’s..." November 28

  • A-Rod's lawyers attack Bud Selig as a coward in amended lawsuit

    New York Daily News "This is a smoking gun? What are they smoking? Attorneys for Alex Rodriguez filed an amended complaint in his lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Tuesday that claims Bud Selig chose to "hide" in Milwaukee rather than testify at the scandal-stained superstar's appeal of his 211-game doping..." November 27

  • Team A-Rod ready to dive into treacherous waters: a courtroom

    New York Post "He overcame a broken home, raised his industry’s salary roof twice, helped redefine the way we think about our athletes and, if Major League Baseball’s current allegations are true, repeatedly beat the tests in what professes to be the toughest drug-enforcement program in North American..." November 23

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    Steve Eder @SteveEder

    As Alex Rodriguez awaits arbitration decision, his lawyers are pushing back plans to publicly release evidence until next week. @nytsports

  • Alex Rodriguez lawyers vow to 'release all of the evidence' on Friday

    ESPN New York "The Alex Rodriguez show finished without its star performer Thursday, as lawyers for both sides wrapped up their cases and sent the New York Yankees third baseman's fate for next season and beyond into the hands of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a source told ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand. A..." November 22

  • Team A-Rod plays for popularity with shot at easy target: Selig

    New York Post "Let’s begin with the understanding that this is all one big game. Drug tests? Suspensions? Appeal hearings? Games, games and more games. There are no good guys or bad guys. Just cops and robbers playing their roles. So while Alex Rodriguez was as full of it as he ever has been and ever will..." November 21

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    Ken Davidoff @KenDavidoff

    A-Rod attorney Joe Tacopina says on "Good Day NY" he and his fellow lawyers (but not A-Rod) will attend today's appeal hearing against #MLB.

  • A-Rod blasts MLB on Mike Francesa show, denies PED use

    CBSSports.com "Embattled Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez unexpectedly showed up in studio for the New York based Mike Francesa's WFAN radio show Wednesday, hours after walking out of his appeals hearing in extreme anger. Among the highlights: •A-Rod said that he's done with the arbitration process..." November 21

  • Rodriguez lied in WFAN interview, body language expert says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Alex Rodriguez lied during his interview with WFAN radio host Mike Francesa Wednesday, body language expert Susan Constantine told NJ.com. Rodriguez told Francesa he's innocent of Major League Baseball's allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2010 to 2012. He also said he never..." November 21

  • MLB responds to A-Rod's arbitration outburst

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball responded Wednesday to accusations leveled by Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who stormed out of the arbitration hearing at which he's appealing his 211-game suspension. "For more than 40 years, Major League Baseball and the Players Association have had a contractual..." November 21

  • 'Disgusted' Alex Rodriguez walks out of grievance hearing

    ESPN New York "A-Rod has left the building. Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his own grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ruled that baseball commissioner Bud Selig did not have to testify before the embattled slugger's attorneys. Rodriguez slammed his hand on a table at Major League..." November 20

  • Judge orders Rodriguez PR maven to testify

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez struck out in court on Tuesday when a Manhattan federal judge ordered the scandal-scarred star’s former public relations honcho to testify in arbitration to decide A-Rod’s 211-game doping suspension. Judge Edgardo Ramos shot down PR maven Michael Sitrick’s argument he shouldn’t..." November 20

  • Yankees president Randy Levine grilled by Alex Rodriguez's lawyer

    New York Daily News "It wasn't exactly an F. Lee Bailey cross-examination, but Alex Rodriguez’s top defense lawyer put Randy Levine on the stand Tuesday in the star-crossed player’s contentious arbitration hearing at Major League Baseball’s Park Ave. offices and questioned him for about 10 minutes on a variety of..." November 20

  • Rodriguez resumes arbitration hearing at MLB headquarters

    New York Daily News "Showing little sign of the illness that KO'd him from a scheduled meeting with nemesis Major League Baseball Friday, Alex Rodriguez emerged from a black SUV Monday morning at 9 sharp, ready to resume his contentious arbitration hearing at baseball's Park Avenue offices, where his legal team opened..." November 18

  • Report: MLB knew documents were stolen; Team A-Rod giddy

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez’s camp pounced on a report that alleged Major League Baseball officials “likely” knew they were purchasing stolen documents in pursuit of Rodriguez and other players. ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reported Friday MLB investigators impeded a similar endeavor by the Florida Department..." November 17

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    Tim Brown @TBrownYahoo

    Source: A-Rod has informed MLB that he will be unable to meet with its officials in NY tomorrow. He is ill.

  • A suspended A-Rod at spring training? MLB can’t stop him yet

    New York Post "With all the uncomfortable and, really, quite unfathomable stuff that has happened since Alex Rodriguez was suspended 211 games for his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs, we still might have the most bizarre in the future. Imagine if arbitrator Fredric Horowitz upholds A-Rod’s..." November 14

  • A-Rod’s attorney calls for MLB to be investigated by feds

    New York Post "The highlight of Tuesday’s daily hissing match between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball occurred when one of A-Rod’s attorneys called for baseball’s investigators to be scrutinized by higher authorities. Lanny Davis, an adviser to Team A-Rod who is best known for serving as special..." November 06