Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he thinks the Yankees have grounds not to pay Alex Rodriguez a $6 million marketing bonus for tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the career home-run list.
On Wednesday, ahead of the finale of the two-game series, Rodriguez spent some time with politicians in the nation’s capital.
Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez homered, CC Sabathia found his form in his eighth start of the season, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Saturday night.
CC Sabathia won for the first time in more than a year, Alex Rodriguez hit one of five New York homers and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 on Monday night.
Alex Rodriguez’s legacy will not include a plaque in Cooperstown. No so with fellow cheater Tom Brady. Like it or not, it’s just the way it is.
Alex Rodriguez wishes he could personally thank every fan after hitting the homer that put him in sole possession of fourth place on the all-time list: “It’s certainly fueling the way I’m playing.”
Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list, connecting for No. 661 Thursday night and helping the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3.
There is a fear around this team that they are just an injury or two away from total disaster. But they’re into the second month of the season still alone at the top of the standings.
On Sunday, Rodriguez kept his cool when asked about the bonus and didn’t talk negatively about the Yankees’ controversial decision.
The Yankees have made it clear that they have no intention of paying Alex Rodriguez a $6 million bonus for hitting a milestone 660th home run.
Homer 660 was hit nearly five years after Rodriguez became the youngest player to reach 600 – on Aug. 4, 2010.
Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history with his 660th home run, breaking an 8th-inning tie with a pinch-hit shot that sent the New York Yankees to a 3-2 win.
James Loney hit a go-ahead infield single in the 13th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the New York Yankees 3-2 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.
During his surprisingly powerful start to this season, the Yankees have virtually ignored the disgraced slugger’s pursuit of Willie Mays.
Alex Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Willie Mays for fourth place on the career list, and the New York Yankees took advantage of one mistake after another by the New York Mets.