Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:17:43 -0800
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is six home runs away from tying Willie Mays with 660 career home runs. His contract includes a $6 million bonus for reaching that mark, as well as additional $6 million bonuses for reaching other milestones. The team is in pursuit of avoiding those milestones because of his steroid admissions.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:25:50 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez planned to meet with club executives to apologize for his season-long steroid suspension but they declined the offer, telling him, "We'll see you in spring training." Rodriguez has met twice with new commissioner Rob Manfred and has dropped all lawsuits against the league and the MLB Players Association.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:34:46 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez has been tutored by former San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds in the batting cage this offseason.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:31:09 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will be a two-way player this year, according to general manager Brian Cashman, but 3B Chase Headley will be the starter at third base.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:19:39 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez projects to have limited at-bats as the designated hitter against left-handed pitching.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:45:42 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday infielder are over, according to general manager Brian Cashman, and Cashman hopes Rodriguez can serve as the team's full-time designated hitter moving forward. 3B Chase Headley will be the starting third baseman. "Even before the suspension, he wasn't the same player at third base on the defensive or offensive side," Cashman said.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:22:56 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is slated to be the full-time designated hitter with the re-signing of 3B Chase Headley. 3B/2B Martin Prado will shift to second base.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:14:32 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is not currently at the weight the team wants him to be when he reports to spring training. "Like all our players, you have a report weight we're hopeful that they hit," general manager Brian Cashman said. "He's approaching that. He's not at that spring training weight that we desire just yet. But there was progress, and he continues to tweak -- Matt continues to tweak his conditioning program."
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:20:31 -0800
Free-agent 3B Chase Headley (Yankees) is a high priority for the team this year, despite the impending return of 3B Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees don't think Rodriguez will be able to play third base on a daily basis next season, according to a source. Headley played in 58 games for the Yankees this year after being acquired in a midseason trade. The source said the Yanks "are looking at Headley to start at third, play some DH, and back up (the oft-injured) Mark Teixeira at first base."
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:35:10 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez admitted to performance-enhancing drug use in January to DEA agents that granted him immunity. The Miami Herald reviewed a 15-page synopsis of Rodriguez's meeting with the feds. According to a written "report of investigation," Rodriguez admitted paying Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch for supplies of testosterone cream, lozenges laced with testosterone (aka "gummies") and human growth hormone injections. "Rodriguez injected the HGH into his stomach," the DEA report stated. "Rodriguez said Bosch told him the HGH would help with sleep, weight, hair growth, eyesight and muscle recovery." Rodriguez also described how Bosch gave the ballplayer "tips on how to beat MLB's drug testing," according to the DEA report.