Posted July 25, 2013

A-Rod on if he ‘trusts’ Yankees: ‘I’d rather not get into that’

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The drama between the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez continues.  (Getty Images)

The drama between the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez continues. (Getty Images)

The drama between the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez continues to pile up. Amid a controversy over him seeking a second opinion on his injured leg without permission, Rodriguez refused to say whether he trusted the Yankees’ opinion in a radio interview on Thursday.

WFAN host Mike Francesa asked Rodriguez about his trust in the Yankees’ opinion.

“I’d rather not get into that,” Rodriguez said, according to CBS New York.

The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the Yankees plan to discipline Rodriguez for seeking the second opinion without the Yankees’ knowledge.

Rodriguez, who has been out since undergoing hip surgery in January, issued a statement earlier in the day saying he wanted to be activated for Friday’s home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. Later in the day, the Yankees and Rodriguez discussed on a conference call a timetable for his return to minor-league and/or simulated games. Rodriguez’s lawyer was also in on the call, which is highly unusual.

Rodriguez received a third opinion on Thursday from Dr. Daniel Murphy, the team’s orthopedic surgeon in Tampa, Fla. He confirmed the diagnosis made last weekend by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad.

Rodriguez, of course, is also under investigation by the MLB for his connection with the Biogenesis clinic in Florida, and he is one of as many as 15 players who could be suspended in the coming weeks.


18 comments
crescentparkfe
crescentparkfe

Remember how bad the soap opera with Dave Winfield & George Steinbrenner was in 1989 & 1990? A-Fraud makes Dave Winfield look like a Church Boy.

johnnyd381
johnnyd381

I'm sure there is some legal reason he wants to be on the field.  He knows he isn't 100% so he could use the suspension time to get healthy too.  Not only that but I'm sure he has some performance bonuses in his contract that he will not be able to get if he gets hit with a 100 or 150 game ban that goes too deep into next season.

RobertJacke
RobertJacke

The PED's have effected A-Rod brains too,,,,,If he keeps this up next stop Japan

beaglemix
beaglemix

@RobertJacke i'm not sure he was all that bright to begin with, but he's richer than i am.

GoPSULions
GoPSULions

The Yankees didn't seem to care if he was using PEDs while he was playing well, and they signed him to the insane contract.  They only care now because he is in decline and they want some way, any way, to not honor the contract.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Has anyone had their screen name banned on SI? 

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Funny, that's what the Yanks think about him,too

MattBugaj
MattBugaj

Robert Griffin III should have sought out extra opinions before gimping back out onto the field last year.

aaron.schlesinger
aaron.schlesinger

It is really sad this whole situation.  I really hope MLB unloads with a lifetime ban so we can start the lawsuits and get it over with.  Rodriguez is going to sue the doctors, sue the team, sue MLB, sue Bud Selig, sue Brian Cashman, probably sue Joe Girardi.  Granted a lot of it will be thrown out or combined but watch. 117 million dollars at stake and the guy's loaded to begin with.  Its going to be ankle deep.

dukhobearl
dukhobearl

Three separate stories about A-Rod on the front page.  That guy must be one of the greatest athletes ever.

Sanjay_Z
Sanjay_Z

tabloid sports reporting at its finest!