Posted January 25, 2013

Brian Cashman: Alex Rodriguez could miss entire 2013 season

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Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez could miss the entire 2013 season, according to Yankees GM Brian Cashman. (Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images)

Yankees general manager Brian Chashman has single-handedly darkened the outlook on third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s recovery from hip surgery, saying in an interview with NYC sports radio station WFAN (transcribed here via CBS New York) that Rodriguez could miss the entire 2013 season.

Rodriguez is expected to only miss half the season and return shortly after all-star break, but the unpredictable nature of his injury and the recovery time could put him out for the entire season, according to Cashman.

“Yeah,” Cashman replied when asked if there was a chance that A-Rod could miss the entire season. “I think because (of) the serious nature of the surgery and the condition that he’s trying to recover from, you know, there is that chance.”

“Best case scenario, yeah he should be back,” Cashman said. “Worst case scenario is he won’t be back, or there might be something between.”

Rodriguez has struggled for the Yankees in recent seasons, hitting .272 last year with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs.

 


6 comments
canadianox
canadianox

what an outrageously paid piece of garbage.......suck it Yankees!!!!!!!

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

I don't get it, why can't he just take a few more steroids and extend his career like all the other guys...wait...what?

LeonardHamilton
LeonardHamilton

Scott Boras strikes again.  I have to admit, if he could be my agent  I would be happy.  Wow.

John4
John4

No big deal.  His guaranteed salary for 2013 is only $22 Million.  Again, good job signing him when he opted out of the 10 yr deal he signed with the Rangers.  Signing declining 35 year old (or whatever age he was in his 30's) to a massive 10 year contract is ALWAYS a good idea.  Well done, Yankees.  After 2013, (if he plays in 2014, 2015, ...) not to worry, he is only due an additional $122 Million over the next 5 years.  Oh, I'm sorry, don't his 2012 stats justify the cost of his contract?  No?  What a surprise.  

Also, I don't think insurance covers players on the IR.  It covers for career ending injuries.  Either way, the Yankees are on the hook.  And his HR "chase" has slipped to more of a "crawl".  Bonds, Aaron, Ruth, et al, they're safe. 

therednorth1
therednorth1

Translation: "The longer we can keep A-Rod on the DL, the longer we can get insurance to cover his ridiculously massive contract, and the less likely it is that A-Rod will manage a career HR record chase, meaning we wouldn't have to pay him the extra cash bonuses."

brighat
brighat

I hope we never see A-Fraud ever again, to be honest. No point in continuing a career where all his numbers were attained with steroids, which didn't help him most years in the playoffs. He can just spend his days buying expensive clothes, dating overrated actresses, kissing himself in the mirror and buying a ticket to the Hall Of Fame like normal people because there is absolutely no chance they ever enshrine this primadonna.