Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas, David Cone, Bobby Bonilla and incoming union head Tony Clark attended the funeral as well.
According to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are close to wrapping up a five-year, $85 million deal with catcher Brian McCann. Deal would include an option year and full no-trade clause.
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski reportedly has no interest in pursuing free agent second baseman Robinson Cano.
Alex Rodriguez says he scoured the planet looking for “cutting edge” supplements, which miraculously led him to Miami. Alex must be the most unlucky athlete on earth, as his innocent quest for herbal truth landed him with Tony Galea and Tony Bosch.
Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer acknowledged the possibility of his client unknowingly taking a banned substance, but said it wasn’t the backbone of his defense. “Here’s the thing: it would defy science.”
Tributes poured in Thursday on Twitter after Major League Baseball and its players learned of the passing of union chief Michael Weiner.
The deeper the mess surrounding Alex Rodriguez goes, the worse it becomes. Put in other terms: same garbage, different day.
On Twitter, Gammons wrote that he misspoke and called it a “a stupid, poorly worded comp.”
Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players’ union four years ago died Thursday.
Joseph Tacopina, one of A-Rod’s lawyers, said that Rodriguez will only testify if MLB Commissioner Bud Selig agrees to testify.
A-Rod’s lawyers should return to the arbitration on Thursday or Friday and continue until the end, with or without Selig’s testimony.
Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. He later showed up at the WFAN studios to talk to host Mike Francesa about it.
In what is now becoming the arbitration with no ending, Yankees President Randy Levine testified on Day 10 of the Alex Rodriguez appeal of his unprecedented 211-game suspension.
Randy Levine testified at Alex Rodriguez’s grievance hearing Tuesday and denied conspiring with Major League Baseball on the 211-game suspension given to the New York third baseman last summer.
Yankees president Randy Levine headed to Major League Baseball’s office to testify Tuesday at Alex Rodriguez’s grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension.