NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mark Teixeira is out for the season. Brian Cashman regrets his outburst. Alex Rodriguez has a heart-to-heart with owner Hal Steinbrenner.
On a wild day in Yankees land, with big news coming out of New York — and the weight room in Tampa, Fla. — baseball’s most storied franchise paraded three prominent figures in front of a microphone at Yankee Stadium for 45 minutes worth of press conferences Wednesday to discuss a myriad of team issues.
Group therapy? Not really.
Damage control? You bet.
The status of A-Rod’s rehabilitation became a major point of contention this week.
The star third baseman posted Tuesday evening on Twitter that his hip surgeon had cleared him to play in rehab games, a move that angered Cashman because Rodriguez has not been cleared by team doctors yet — a point the general manager had just explained to reporters the day before.
Cashman told ESPN New York that “Alex should just shut the f— up.”
“I regret the choice of words I used,” Cashman said Wednesday, later adding: “I think we’re both at fault.”