Alex Rodriguez

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Worth Every Penny? What A-Rod Cost NY

Is a World Series worth $317M?

(Newser) - If a World Series title is worth $317 million, then the New York Yankees probably deserve a pat on the back. If not, well, the team might be regretting its payments to Alex Rodriguez. By the time A-Rod collects his last payment as a player from the Yankees next year,... More »

Era of A-Rod Is Ending for the Yankees

Star slugger Alex Rodriguez, in a slump, will play his last game on Friday

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez will play his final major league game next Friday with the New York Yankees and then become a special adviser and instructor with the team, reports the AP . Rodriguez and the club made the announcement before Sunday's game against Cleveland. A-Rod will play against Tampa Bay at... More »

Fan Who Caught A-Rod Baseball Won't Give It to Him

At least not right away, and definitely not for free

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez can't even avoid drama with souvenir baseballs. A-Rod smacked his 3,000th hit last night, but the fan who caught the home run ball is resisting the Yankees' efforts to have him return it. At least temporarily: "At first, I was 100% adamant about not giving... More »

A-Rod Gets Hit No. 3K in Dramatic Fashion

He nails a home run off the first pitch

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez has homered for his 3,000th career hit, becoming just the 29th major league player to reach the milestone. The Yankees star connected tonight at Yankee Stadium in the first inning on his first pitch from Detroit ace Justin Verlander. The crowd erupted as the ball sailed into... More »

A-Rod Ties Willie Mays, and Yanks Won't Pay Up

Team balks at $6M bonus

(Newser) - It should have been confetti time: Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 660 last night to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. The Yankees, however, are balking at paying a $6 million bonus for the milestone that was negotiated in the more innocent A-Rod days of... More »

Top 5 Apologies of the Week

Including that hand-written one from you know who

(Newser) - Can A-Rod get back in fans' good graces? Probably not, but his handwritten note was among the public apologies that generated headlines this week:
  • A-Rod, again: "I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season. I regret that my actions made the
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A-Rod Hand-Writes an Apology to Fans

Slugger will return to Yankees for spring training later this month

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez is set to return to Major League Baseball later this month after sitting out the entire 2014 season, and ESPN reports that today he continued his penance in the form of a hand-written letter apologizing to pretty much everyone. "I take full responsibility for the mistakes that... More »

Top 5 Apologies of the Week

Politicians, athletes, and celebs make the rounds

(Newser) - Some of the more notable public apologies that made headlines this week:
  • One year later: "There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made."—Ray Rice, apologizing to Baltimore Ravens fans near the anniversary of his high-profile arrest.
  • Out of
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A-Rod Peed on Our Wall, Says Cousin's Wife

It's all part of convoluted drug fiasco

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez is in a heated battle with the cousin who once allegedly helped him take steroids , and that cousin's wife says A-Rod is an "evil" person who peed on a wall of their Miami house to mark his territory. "He peed outside on my wall, next... More »

A-Rod Used PEDs in MVP Season— With MLB's Blessing

New book says he got permission to use testosterone in 2007

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs in 2007, the year he hit 54 home runs, won his second MVP award, and then opted out of his contract, leading to the biggest pay-day in baseball history—and he did it with the league's blessing. An excerpt from the upcoming book, Blood ... More »

A-Rod's People Threatened to Kill Me: Tony Bosch

Biogenesis founder says he sought MLB's protection

(Newser) - Refusing to accept bribes from Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is dangerous business, according to Tony Bosch. The man who allegedly supplied Rodriguez with PEDs and cooperated with a Major League Baseball investigation into the matter tells 60 Minutes that he received death threats after Rodriguez associates failed to bribe him,... More »

A-Rod Loses Fight to Play Next Season

His suspension for doping is reduced, but it still covers all of 2014

(Newser) - A-Rod got a little relief from Major League Baseball, but only a little: His record 211-game suspension for doping has been reduced to a (still-record) 162 games. But the decision by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz still means that Rodriguez will have to sit out the entire 2014 season, without pay, including... More »

A-Rod Lawsuit: MLB Paid Off Clinic Head

Plus paid $150K for stolen records, say his lawyers

(Newser) - A-Rod is not only appealing his suspension from baseball , he's suing the league. Alex Rodriguez filed his suit against MLB yesterday, claiming "tortious interference" as part of a "witch hunt" to get him out of baseball, reports the New York Times . The suit accuses the league of... More »

A-Rod Camp Ratted Out Players to Press: Report

Could mean lifetime ban for Yankee

(Newser) - If what sources are saying is true, Alex Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game suspension may be looking a little less promising. 60 Minutes reports that it was members of A-Rod's camp who in February leaked Ryan Braun and Yankee Francisco Cervelli's names to Yahoo! Sports, via a... More »

MLB Suspends A-Rod Through 2014; He Can Play for Now

Twelve players have agreed to 50-game suspensions

(Newser) - All players targeted for drug suspensions in the Biogenesis scandal —except Alex Rodriguez—have accepted 50-game penalties from Major League Baseball, a person familiar with the negotiations tells the AP. MLB has decided to slap Rodriguez with a suspension lasting through the entire 2014 season, but he's expected... More »

Ex-Commish: Ban A-Rod Forever

Faye Vincent thinks there should be a one-strike steroid policy

(Newser) - Major League Baseball has just handed down some stiff suspensions to Alex Rodriguez and the other players implicated in the Biogenesis scandal—but not nearly stiff enough for Faye Vincent's tastes. When gambling threatened the sport, baseball instituted a one-strike-and-you're-out policy. "As a result, there is no... More »

A-Rod Won't Play Until 2015: Sources

Suspension to be announced tomorrow, after negotiations broke down, insiders say

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez will likely receive his punishment tomorrow: a suspension through the 2014 season, sources tell USA Today and ESPN . MLB and A-Rod's lawyers were said to he hammering out a settlement , but sources tell ESPN that talks broke down yesterday when commissioner Bud Selig refused to negotiate with... More »

A-Rod, MLB Working on Suspension Deal: Sources

He may now agree to settlement for lengthy suspension

(Newser) - Word from inside Major League Baseball is that Alex Rodriguez is facing a possible lifetime ban for his links to the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal , and the MLB has now begun negotiating a settlement with his legal team for a long suspension instead, ESPN and the New York Post report.... More »

Source: A-Rod Could Be Looking at Lifetime Ban

Yankee seeking deal with MLB: report

(Newser) - After Ryan Braun received a suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis clinic PED scandal , things are looking bleak for Yankee Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod's punishment could be far worse than Braun's, according to CBS New York : A baseball insider says he may face a lifetime ban. Indeed, sources... More »

Yankees GM to A-Rod: Shut the F--k Up

Cashman denies Rodriguez cleared to play

(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... More »

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