No one is shedding a tear for A-Rod. Whether he misses 150 games or two seasons, engages himself in a long, bitter legal fight or finds himself with a Pete Rose-like lifetime ban, it doesn’t matter. His reputation cannot be restored.
If Rodriguez is indeed banned for life, the Yankees will likely be freed from the roughly $100 million that he’s owed until his contract expires in 2017. Texas, on the other hand, would still be on the hook, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Matt Garza pitched into the eighth inning of his Rangers debut, the only run he allowed unearned after his throwing error, and Texas beat the New York Yankees 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Eduardo Nunez hit a tying triple, Brent Lillibridge followed with a go-ahead single and the Yankees rallied against All-Star closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning Tuesday night for a 5-4 victory over the Rangers.
The Yankees just can’t catch a break. The struggling Bombers will face Matt Garza when he makes his Texas Rangers debut on Wednesday night.
Yu Darvish allowed two singles over 6 1-3 innings in his first start in 16 days, combining with three relievers on a three-hitter as the Texas Rangers beat the New Yankees 3-0 Monday night.
On Saturday, it appeared A-Rod was on target to return from offseason hip surgery early this week. Now, it’s unclear when he might be back.
General manager Brian Cashman, who famously F-bombed A-Rod’s last announcement, didn’t throw cold water on anything this time. But he didn’t exactly confirm it, either.
The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract. He has agreed to cut his dreadlocks.
The San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves have sent scouts to watch Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain in recent days, according to the New York Post.
Derek Holland tamed a team that often tagged him, pitching a two-hitter as the Texas Rangers finished up an impressive road trip by beating the Yankees, 2-0, on Thursday.
Nelson Cruz homered and the Texas Rangers got consecutive two-run doubles from Adrian Beltre and A.J. Pierzynski in an 8-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Ichiro Suzuki homered off Tanner Scheppers with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
George Steinbrenner’s commitment was never questioned, but Hal Steinbrenner isn’t following his father’s lead.
The Rangers are “(s)ensing the Yankees might have bullpen depth” to draw from in a potential trade, according to the New York Post.