Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:58:46 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is taking ground balls, hitting off a tee and working out at UCLA in anticipation of returning in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: At age 39, A-Rod would still be fantasy relevant. However, he'd be in the middle of the pack at third base, best used in a CI spot.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:47:30 -0700
MLB commissioner Bud Selig said the league wasn't aware of any exemption that New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez had to use a testosterone-boosting substance in 2007. "We did not know about it at the time," Selig said. "These independent people made a judgment. History proved them I guess it turned out to be somewhat wrong, but they were outstanding doctors."
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:01:46 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is being sued by his own lawyer, David Cornwell, who says Rodriguez owes more than $380,000 related to their work fighting his steroid suspension. Cornwell's firm is also seeking pre-judgment interest and attorney fees that could increase the amount to half a million dollars.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:42:52 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez was reportedly granted an exemption by MLB to use testosterone prior to his 2007 Most Valuable Player season, according to the book, "Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era" by Tom Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts. The book claims Rodriguez was given a therapeutic use exemption to treat hypogonadism, a testosterone deficiency. Rodriguez hit a league-high 48 home runs in 2007 and drove in 130 runs while hitting .321.
Fantasy Tip: A-Rod's steroids exploits back in 2007 is ancient history at this point. It doesn't change the fact that he's out for the entire 2014 season.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:10:21 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez fully intends to play in the 2015 season, according to one of his spokesmen.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:11:01 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez has dropped his medical malpractice lawsuit that he filed against Dr. Christopher Ahmad, according to court papers filed in the Bronx Supreme Court Thursday, June 19.
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Major League Baseball has withdrawn their lawsuit against a Florida anti-aging clinic called Biogenesis that was at the center of the scandal involving the use of banned substances by players,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'."