Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:47:34 -0800
The Major League Baseball Players Union is fine with New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez as long as he pays his penalty and his union dues, according to executive director Tony Clark. The union expects Rodriguez to return next season as long as he complies.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:50:05 -0800
Major League Baseball has withdrawn their lawsuit against a Florida anti-aging clinic called Biogenesis that was at the center of the scandal involving the use of banned substances by players, including, most notably, New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez. The lawsuits against Anthony Bosch and several others were also dropped.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:35:21 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez has dropped his lawsuit against Major League Baseball, commissioner Bud Selig and the Players Association.
Fantasy Tip: This is the first sign that Rodriguez may be willing to finally accept his season-long suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Don't plan on him being available for your fantasy leagues this season.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:56:52 -0800
Major League Baseball Players Association player representatives overwhelmingly agreed that New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez should be kicked out of the union during a 90-minute conference call the day he sued the MLBPA. However, union leaders said they could not legally pursue his expulsion, three sources on the call said. "That's what everyone was thinking," an anonymous player said Tuesday, Jan. 21. "We wanted to get on this call and not let him back. (To say), 'This is our game and we don't want you in it'."
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:31:31 -0800
The regimen of performance-enhancing drugs that Biogenesis owner Tony Bosch delivered to New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez was "probably the most potent and sophisticated drug program developed for an athlete that we've ever seen," U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive officer Travis Tygart said. Bosch's regimen included dozens of blood tests to see how the drugs were metabolizing in Rodriguez' system. Rodriguez was taking peptides and female fertility drugs to supplement testosterone, human growth hormone and an insulin-like growth factor.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:15:20 -0800
With the suspension of New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez, MLB.com columnist Anthony Castrovince speculates the Yankees could turn on trade talks again with the Cincinnati Reds regarding 2B Brandon Phillips. Rodriguez's suspension has left some holes in the Yankees' infield and Castrovince believes the deal makes sense for both clubs.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:07:45 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the players union in an effort to overturn his season-long suspension.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:42:05 -0800
The New York Yankees could relegate 3B Alex Rodriguez to minor league camp if he is to attend spring training next month. Rodriguez would be allowed to train at the team's spring training facilities because his suspension covers the regular season and the postseason, not the preseason. The team could go as far as having him on the minor league side and having their coaches basically ignore him. The Yanks could also cut Rodriguez outright, but they still owe him $61 million from 2015-2017.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:41:38 -0800
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will contest the league's suspension ruling in federal court. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced Rodriguez's ban from 211 games to 162 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Rodriguez would also be out for all potential playoff games in 2014. He will go off the team's 40-man roster and onto the restricted list.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 20:50:32 -0800
Anthony Bosch, the founder and former proprietor of the anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, said he personally injected New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez with performance-enhancing drugs. During the "60 Minutes" interview, Bosch also said that Rodriguez spent $12,000 a month during business at Biogenesis. "Alex cared. Alex wanted to know," Bosch said. "He would study the product. He would study the substances. He would study the dosages, because he wanted to achieve all his human performance or in this case, sports performance, objectives. And the most important one was the 800 home run club."