Alex Rodriguez is in California with flu-like symptoms and was unable to fly to New York for Friday’s session, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press.
Girardi said on Thursday that if a decision isn’t made soon, the team will have to make backup third-base plans in case Rodriguez isn’t available.
Kellen Winslow Jr. is set to get back to work with the New York Jets, after serving a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, was the third day of the scheduled (for now) five-day Alex Rodriguez arbitration at 245 Park Ave.
The grievance to overturn Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension began Monday before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz.
The New York City Opera company said this weekend that it will have to suspend its season unless it raises $7 million by the end of the month.
Pete Rose admitted in 2004 to betting on baseball after nearly 15 years of denials. He says players wrapped up in scandal shouldn’t follow his lead.
Valdespin wasn’t exactly on solid footing in the Mets organization, and that was before his 50-game suspension as part of Major League Baseball’s investigation into Biogenesis.
The Yankees star will appeal the ban, which takes effect Thursday. He’ll be allowed to play during the grievance process and made his season debut Monday night in Chicago.
No lifetime ban? MLB is about to send a clear message — that baseball will welcome back any offender, no matter how heinous his involvement in PEDs.
Alex Rodriguez might not make it back to the Yankees this year. Or ever. MLB is threatening to kick A-Rod out of the game for life unless he agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport’s latest drug scandal.
“If (A-Rod’s team is) going to fight this thing like they claim they’re going to,” Madden told WFAN radio, “then it’s going to get very ugly.”
A-Rod may have to start serving a suspension as soon as it is announced rather than wait for a grievance to play out. And merely threatening that position might give MLB leverage to force a deal.
Baseball could reportedly use a clause in the CBA to tack penalties on top of a potential suspension if investigators conclude that Alex Rodriguez interfered in the league’s Biogenesis probe.
Joe Girardi says the Yankees will “cross that bridge” later if baseball suspends Alex Rodriguez for his reported link to Biogenesis.