Yankees GM to A-Rod: Shut the F--k Up
Cashman denies Rodriguez cleared to play
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2013 2:40 AM CDT
Alex Rodriguez takes batting practice during a workout at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

(Newser) – New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman seems less than thrilled about Alex Rodriguez's tweet announcing that he has been cleared to play in rehab games as he recovers from a long-term hip injury. "You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]," Cashman tells ESPN. "Alex should just shut the f--k up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now." He says no date has been set for Rodriguez to play in rehab games and the doctor who supposedly gave the OK no longer has jurisdiction over the third baseman.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was a little more diplomatic on the subject of A-Rod after his team's 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers last night, reports the AP. "I don't tweet, and I really don't follow Twitter. So I probably don't really know much of what is going on. As far as I know he has not been cleared," he said. "There's always a chain of command with injuries. There has to be and that's the process. It goes through our training staff, our doctors, and our GM and then it goes to me. I'm down on the totem pole."

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Jun 27, 2013 5:19 PM CDT
F-Rod and his BIG ratchet-jawing mouth! Yattitita yattita yattita !!!!
Jun 26, 2013 2:45 PM CDT
'Cash' man is an appropriate name for the new york yankees general manager and his words quoted here proves he is a classless act.
Jun 26, 2013 9:24 AM CDT
A-Rod is the least sympathetic figure in sports history, perhaps all history, and I'd like to see him get Nancy Kerrigan'd or otherwise incapacitated. Even before all the A-Roid stuff, remember the 2004 ALCS when he knocked the ball out of the first baseman's hand? Someone should have shot him after that.