Bronx, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Sources say that New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez has no plans to retire and is working on his rehabilitation for an immediate return.
Club official were said to be using PED allegations to rid themselves of his onerous contract.
Rodriguez faces a 50-game suspension for a first offense if MLB’s investigators can establish a legitimate link between Rodriguez and the entries in the notebook of Anthony Bosch, a suspected of supplying human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs to athletes.
That would mean either an admission of wrongdoing, evidence of a prescription written to Rodriguez for an illegal substance, or a sworn affidavit from Bosch that is accepted as fact by an impartial arbiter.
Rodriguez’s relationship with the team was damaged due to his poor performance in the postseason — three hits, 12 strikeouts in 25 at-bats (.120). He was then spotted flirting with and tossing a baseball to a woman in the stands after being removed from a playoff game.
The Yankees were further not pleased when Rodriguez authorized his doctor to speak publicly about his injury without consulting the club.
When the doping scandal broke Tuesday, club officials were said to be “fed up” with him.