NEW YORK (WFAN) — Alex Rodriguez’s relationship with his former steroid “mule” is again raising eyebrows.

“According to a team source, Rodriguez’s cousin, Yuri Sucart, is again traveling with Rodriguez on some road trips, despite being banned by the Yankees,” the New York Daily News reported on Thursday.

Sucart was identified in 2009 as the cousin who provided Rodriguez with performance-enhancing drugs obtained in the Dominican Republic. The slugger admitted using them while playing for the Texas Rangers from 2001-3.

Rodriguez had been told by the Yankees to keep Sucart away from any team-related facility. The message applied both the regular season and spring training.

It appears, despite the Bombers’ edict, A-Rod’s cousin is still hanging around.

“Sucart, wearing a Yankee hooded sweatshirt, was spotted at the team’s St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco Tuesday night after the middle game of the Bombers’ series with Oakland,” wrote the paper. “The source also said Sucart has accompanied A-Rod on road trips this year and even last season.”

The league has taken notice, too.

“Our position is, we told the Yankees, they agreed, that (Sucart) should not be allowed in any non-public areas; clubhouses, any team charters, buses. And it’s our understanding that that prohibition has been respected,” Rob Manfred, MLB’s executive VP of labor relations, said on Thursday.

He added: “All we can do is control his access to areas that (MLB) or the team control. We will stay in touch with the Yankees to make sure that prohibition is being respected. A hotel lobby is a public place, there is nothing we can do.”

What does this mean for A-Rod? Fire away in the comments below…

Comments (14)
  1. Mike says:

    Sounds like a sitcom in the making…AROID and the Mule.

  2. A-Rod fan says:

    MLB has determined that his cousin has NOT been traveling with the team! So, who has been worse in this entire mini controversy? The Daily News, the FAN for some of its folks making such a big deal about this non-story, or folks who believe everything they read about A-Rod, even without any basis of fact?

  3. dabooch says:

    The gazelle has been prancing like a show horse between plays. Could it be Y Sucart brings out the best in A or is it just reactionary from days of old?

  4. T says:

    Just goes to show idiots really can make a lot of money.

  5. Timone says:

    If A-Rod has not proven positive for taking any drugs now, I don’t care what he does off the field. This story sounds like it is much a do about nothing. The sports media has nothing better to do than focus on A-Rod 24-hours a day. They are obssessed with him.

  6. Master Shake says:

    The mule is following the ass.

  7. JohnnyRocket says:

    the last I checked, the St. Regis Hotel is not a “team related facility” , its a 5 star friggin hotel.. and as to this specious statement “The source also said Sucart has accompanied A-Rod on road trips this year and even last season.” means nothing without more information.. AROD frequently travels without the team on road trips. If you want to test AROD for banned drugs do it, and move on. BTW, I’m a Yankee fan but no AROD fan, but this type of trumped up garbage is just that, garbage.

  8. Dan Ridgway says:

    hey, Anthony, If you are a Met fan, watching paint dry is entertaining

    1. Anthony says:

      Are you crazy?!!! The Mets are full of entertainment! Watching them kick the ball around in the 7th inning the other day was great! Even better, Terry Collins is awesome! They might be horrible, but they are still my team!

  9. Joe says:

    Craig – you are a puke. Family is family for good or bad. Alex started strong, then slumped, and now is hitting the ball, it is called baseball. So you are saying that he is taking drugs now.

    You suck!

  10. ReyRey says:

    Maybe the cousin is giving ARod “bitmains” that Big Papi was taking…..

  11. Ace says:

    Arod should er fired without pay !!

  12. A says:

    So his employer, which pays him $200+ million, says dont have this guy around. And this fool who is followed by the media constantly lets him do it anyway. You know it makes you think what would Alex be doing if he could not hit a baseball? Bike courier? In the mailroom? Jail?

  13. Anthony says:

    A-Rod is awesome! He’s more entertaining than anyone! As a Mets fans, I love hearing about this stuff! HaHa

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