|Jan. 28 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET23:07 GMT7:07 CST4:07 PM MST6:07 PM EST6:37 PM VEN3:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Major League Baseball is seeking a speedy dismissal of Rodriguez's lawsuit challenging a season-long suspension for using three prohibited performance enhancing substances.
Analysis: Howard Ganz, an MLB lawyer, said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that Rodriguez's claims do not come "remotely close" to what is needed to overturn an arbitration decision in federal court. Ganz said in the letter, which became public Tuesday, that the lawsuit should be tossed because a court is not empowered to re-examine the merits of an arbitration award. Ramos set Feb. 14 for a conference.
|Jan. 21 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 CST3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-Several angry major league players wanted Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.
Analysis: The players spoke Jan. 13 during a Major League Baseball Players Association conference call after Rodriguez sued the union and Major League Baseball to overturn an arbitrator's decision suspending him for the 2014 season and postseason.
|Jan. 16 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET23:54 GMT7:54 CST4:54 PM MST6:54 PM EST7:24 PM VEN3:54 UAE (+1)5:54 PM CT-Rodriguez says his season-long suspension could be a benefit, allowing him to rest and return to the Yankees for the final three years of his contract.
Analysis: Speaking late Wednesday in Mexico's capital during a promotional appearance, Rodriguez declined to talk specifically about his suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement and labor contract.
|Jan. 15 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET23:18 GMT7:18 CST4:18 PM MST6:18 PM EST6:48 PM VEN3:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Hal Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is "a great player" and "obviously an asset" but the New York Yankees' managing general partner wouldn't comment on the player's possible return to the team following his season-long suspension. Speaking to reporters at baseball owners' meetings Wednesday, Steinbrenner said he isn't thinking about 2015 and his focus is on right now.
Analysis: Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig suspended Rodriguez for 211 games in August, and arbitrator Fredric Horowitz cut the penalty last weekend to the 2014 season and postseason. The arbitrator found "clear and convincing evidence" that the third baseman used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct baseball's investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic. Rodriguez responded by suing Major League Baseball and the players' association in an effort to overturn the decision.
|Jan. 13 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET16:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 CST2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)3:31 PM CT-Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was "clear and convincing evidence" he used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation.
Analysis: Rodriguez in his suit claimed the Major League Baseball Players Association "completely abdicated its responsibility to Mr. Rodriguez to protect his rights" and "this inaction by MLBPA created a climate in which MLB felt free to trample" on Rodriguez's confidentiality rights.
|Nov. 21 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET23:59 GMT7:59 CST4:59 PM MST6:59 PM EST7:29 PM VEN3:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Rodriguez's drug suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court.
Analysis: Rodriguez also would be sidelined for any postseason games this year under the ruling announced Saturday, which costs him $25 million of the $86 million remaining on his contract.
|Nov. 20 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 CST2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify.
Analysis: Rodriguez's legal team remains involved in the proceeding. It has been unclear whether Rodriguez will testify.
|Nov. 18 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 CST12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-Rodriguez is back at Major League Baseball's office for the resumption of the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz already has presided over eight days of sessions, from Sept. 30-Oct. 3 and from Oct. 15-18. Rodriguez's legal team was set to call witnesses when the hearing resumed.
Analysis: It was unclear whether the New York Yankees third baseman would testify. He had been scheduled for an investigatory interview with MLB on Friday, but the session was canceled when Rodriguez's side said he was ill with flu-like systems and could not travel from California. Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games by MLB on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract, and the players' association filed a grievance to overturn the penalty.
|Nov. 7 7:45 AM PT8:45 AM MT9:45 AM CT10:45 AM ET10:45 ET15:45 GMT23:45 CST8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST11:15 AM VEN19:45 UAE9:45 AM CT-Attorneys for Rodriguez will appear in a New York courtroom for an initial court conference in his lawsuit against Major League Baseball. The New York Yankees third baseman is not expected at the meeting Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
Analysis: Rodriguez was given a 211-game suspension by the league on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract. He is challenging the suspension and has sued the league and Commissioner Bud Selig.
|Oct. 31 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 CST1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)2:47 PM CT-With the World Series over, Alex Rodriguez has resumed his criticism of Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig for its investigation that led to a 211-game suspension the Yankees' third baseman is trying to overturn. In addition to a grievance filed by the players' union, Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Selig and MLB that accused them of engaging in a "witch hunt." At the World Series, Selig said he was "very comfortable" with MLB's investigative team.
Analysis: Rodriguez says in a statement he is "deeply troubled by my team's investigative findings." He called the investigations an example of "gross, ongoing misconduct." MLB suspended three-time AL MVP on Aug. 5 for violations of its drug agreement and labor contract. Rodriguez was allowed to keep playing until the grievance was settled. An arbitrator heard eight days of hearings, with the next session Nov. 18.
|Oct. 18 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 CST3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)5:54 PM CT-Hearings on the grievance to overturn Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension recessed Friday for a month after Major League Baseball completed its direct case. The session was the eighth before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who unless the case is settled will decide whether to uphold the penalty issued Aug. 5, overturn it or change the length.
Analysis: Rob Manfred, MLB's chief operating officer, completed his testimony Friday. Rodriguez's legal team will call witnesses when the hearing resumes, likely the week of Nov. 18. MLB disciplined Rodriguez following its investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic, alleging the New York Yankees third baseman violated the sport's drug agreement and labor contract.
|Oct. 4 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET10:54 ET14:54 GMT22:54 CST7:54 AM MST9:54 AM EST10:24 AM VEN18:54 UAE9:54 AM CT-Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and its commissioner, saying they are trying to destroy his reputation and career.
Analysis: The lawsuit filed by the New York Yankees third baseman in New York State Supreme Court was made public Friday. It seeks unspecified damages. The suit claims Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball have tried to smear Rodriguez' reputation to "gloss over" Selig's past inaction and tacit approval of the use of performance-enhancing substances in baseball. The lawsuit says Selig wanted to secure his legacy as the "savior" of America's pastime.
|Sep. 20 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET17:50 GMT1:50 CST10:50 AM MST12:50 PM EST1:20 PM VEN21:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-Rodriguez went 0 for 3 with a walk Thursday.
Analysis: He has just one hit in his past 22 at-bats.
|Sep. 17 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET18:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 CST3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)5:47 PM CT-Rodriguez returned to the New York Yankees lineup Tuesday after leaving Sunday's game with a sore right calf. Rodriguez, who was due to bat second and be the DH, tested his calf with some pregame drills before taking part in batting practice.
Analysis: Rodriguez left Sunday's loss at Boston in the fifth inning with a strained right calf. He's also dealing with a sore left hamstring, suffered in last Tuesday's win at Baltimore.
|Sep. 10 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 CST8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Rodriguez belted his fifth home run and finished with two hits, but the Yankees lost 4-2 in Baltimore on Monday.
Analysis: Rodriguez, who batted second, is hitting .341 with three homers and five RBIs in his last 13 games.
|Aug. 31 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 CST9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Rodriguez has been scratched from New York's lineup because of flulike symptoms.
Analysis: Rodriguez was originally set to start at third base and bat fifth Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles but was removed from the lineup about 45 minutes before game time. Mark Reynolds moved from first to third base and Lyle Overbay was inserted into the eighth spot in the batting order at first base.
|Aug. 28 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET21:28 GMT5:28 CST2:28 PM MST4:28 PM EST4:58 PM VEN1:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Rodriguez had two hits with a homer in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Jays.
Analysis: The disgraced Rodriguez owns an .842 OPS and represents a quality fantasy player at that figure.
|Aug. 21 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 CST3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Rodriguez says he's cutting off all non-baseball talk after a wild weekend of accusations and retaliations on and off the field. Rodriguez is not in the New York Yankees' lineup Wednesday night, a day after playing both games of a doubleheader.
Analysis: The three-time MVP says he wants to put the focus solely on baseball while the Yankees make a push for a spot in the playoffs.
|Aug. 20 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 CST9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it will be ``open season'' on Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster for hitting the New York star with a pitch.
Analysis: Dempster threw one pitch behind A-Rod's knees and two more inside at Fenway Park on Sunday. Then his 3-0 pitch struck Rodriguez's left elbow pad and ricocheted off his back. Girardi sprinted onto the field, screaming at plate umpire Brian O'Nora for not ejecting the pitcher. Girardi was tossed as the benches and bullpens emptied.
|Aug. 19 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 CST9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Rodriguez was hit by a fastball his first time up and then homered to start a four-run sixth inning that rallied the New York Yankees to a 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.
Analysis: Rodriguez finished 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs. He's batting .319 (15 for 47) with two homers and six RBIs in his 12 games since returning from the disabled list. The homer in Sunday's win was the 649th of his career, putting him 11 behind Willie Mays for fourth place all-time.
|Aug. 16 8:17 AM PT9:17 AM MT10:17 AM CT11:17 AM ET11:17 ET15:17 GMT23:17 CST8:17 AM MST10:17 AM EST10:47 AM VEN19:17 UAE10:17 AM CT-Members of Rodriguez's inner circle obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and other players in using performance-enhancing drugs, ``60 Minutes'' reported Friday.
Analysis: Citing unidentified sources, the CBS news show said the leak occurred in February, days after the Miami New Times published documents implicating the Yankees star in the Biogenesis investigation.
|Aug. 11 11:19 AM PT12:19 PM MT1:19 PM CT2:19 PM ET14:19 ET18:19 GMT2:19 CST11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST1:49 PM VEN22:19 UAE1:19 PM CT-Rodriguez has homered for the first time since he returned last week from offseason hip surgery and being suspended 211 games for performance-enhancing drug use. He did it in a 5-4 win over Detroit on Sunday.
Analysis: A-Rod connected on Justin Verlander's second pitch of the second inning Sunday for his 648th career homer. It was the New York Yankees third baseman's 16th at-bat this season and first long ball since Sept. 14.
|Aug. 10 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 CST9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Rodriguez is not in the New York Yankees' lineup a day after striking out three times in his Bronx debut this season.
Analysis: Manager Joe Girardi says it's just a day off for Rodriguez. Girardi might've played the slugger Saturday in a day game that is set to begin about 13 hours after the Yankees beat Detroit 4-3 in 10 innings.
|Aug. 8 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 CST3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Rodriguez is 3 for 11 with two walks this season ahead of Friday's home debut against Detroit.
Analysis: This shapes up as a tough weekend for A-Rod, who faces Rick Porcello, Anibal Sanchez and Justin Verlander. He somehow homered twice off Verlander last year but that seems light years ago. He also figures to get a true 'Bronx' cheer' from the Yankees faithful. It's a high-pressure situation so it's hard to expect A-Rod to come up big against the AL champions with the spotlight clearly on him.
|Aug. 7 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET21:28 GMT5:28 CST2:28 PM MST4:28 PM EST4:58 PM VEN1:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-The Major League Baseball Players Association has formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension. The New York Yankees slugger was suspended through the 2014 season on Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a shuttled Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Analysis: The other 12 players accepted 50-game suspensions, but Rodriguez said he planned to fight. Union head Michael Weiner said the punishment for the third baseman was "way out of line." Rodriguez is allowed to keep playing until Wednesday's grievance is heard by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who isn't expected to rule until November or December at the earliest.
|Aug. 6 4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 CST4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT-Rodriguez is the designated hitter rather than playing third base in his second game back with the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
Analysis: Manager Joe Girardi says Rodriguez was feeling fine, but he decided not to play him in the field against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Girardi said Rodriguez probably will play third on Wednesday and that he wants to use him more in the field than at DH.
|Aug. 6 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET12:02 ET16:02 GMT0:02 CST9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST11:32 AM VEN20:02 UAE11:02 AM CT-Rodriguez was 1 for 4 with a bloop single in New York's 8-1 road loss to the White Sox on Monday, his season debut.
Analysis: Controversy aside, Rodriguez's right-handed bat in the middle of the lineup could be what the Yankees need.
|Aug. 5 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 CST4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST6:44 PM VEN3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-Rodriguez says he's fighting for his life. The embattled New York Yankees' slugger did not deny using performance enhancing drugs on Monday in a news conference after Major League Baseball suspended him through the 2014 season. He said he will talk about whether he used PEDs at another time when he is more free to speak.
Analysis: He did, however, dig in for a battle, saying no one else will defend him unless he stands up for himself. In A-Rod's words: "I'm a human being. I've had two hip surgeries. I've had two knee surgeries. I'm fighting for my life." The three-time MVP was one of 13 players disciplined on Monday, one of the biggest mass suspensions in the history of the game.
|Aug. 5 10:52 AM PT11:52 AM MT12:52 PM CT1:52 PM ET13:52 ET17:52 GMT1:52 CST10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST1:22 PM VEN21:52 UAE12:52 PM CT-Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 on Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.
Analysis: The harshest penalty was reserved for Rodriguez, the New York Yankees slugger, a three-time Most Valuable Player and baseball's highest-paid star. He said he would appeal his suspension, which covers 211 games, by Thursday's deadline. And since arbitrator Fredric Horowitz isn't expected to rule until November or December, Rodriguez is free to play the rest of this season. Fantasy owners should take full advantage and start him.
|Aug. 1 12:39 PM PT1:39 PM MT2:39 PM CT3:39 PM ET15:39 ET19:39 GMT3:39 CST12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST3:09 PM VEN23:39 UAE2:39 PM CT-Two people familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees have turned down requests to meet with Rodriguez's camp and the union about the embattled star's expected drug penalty.
Analysis: The overtures were made Saturday, two days before MLB was poised to hand Rodriguez a lengthy suspension for his part in the Biogenesis case. There hasn't been any definite word on the severity of Rodriguez's looming penalty, with speculation ranging from a lifetime ban to a suspension through the 2014 season.
|July 31 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 CST1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Rodriguez didn't stop to talk with reporters after his rehabilitation session at the team's minor league complex, two days before Major League Baseball is likely to suspend the New York Yankees third baseman for his connection to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Analysis: Coming back from January hip surgery and strained quadriceps he hurt in late July, Rodriguez increased the intensity of his leg workout by taking on-field batting practice and running the bases at the Yankees' minor league complex. Rodriguez could be sent to Double-A Trenton for a new rehab assignment on Friday - but a suspension would prevent him from playing in any major or minor league games unless the penalty is stayed.
|July 29 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET20:04 ET0:04 GMT8:04 CST5:04 PM MST7:04 PM EST7:34 PM VEN4:04 UAE (+1)7:04 PM CT-Major League Baseball may try to suspend Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, The Associated Press has learned.
Analysis: Why does that matter? Because if MLB goes ahead with the suspension under the labor deal, it means the Yankees slugger would lose virtually any chance of delaying the penalty while he appeals the case. Rodriguez has never been disciplined for a drug offense, and a first offender under baseball's Joint Drug Agreement is entitled to an automatic stay if the players' union files a grievance. That means the penalty is put on hold until after an arbitrator rules.
|July 25 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET16:43 ET20:43 GMT4:43 CST1:43 PM MST3:43 PM EST4:13 PM VEN0:43 UAE (+1)3:43 PM CT-A person familiar with the Yankees' deliberations says the team intends to discipline Rodriguez for seeking a second medical opinion on his injured leg without New York's permission.
Analysis: The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized, said the type of penalty had not yet been determined. A fine appeared to be the most likely option. The person also said that during a conference call Thursday, the Yankees and Rodriguez agreed to a timetable that would have the third baseman resume minor league rehabilitation games or simulated games around Aug. 1.
|July 25 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 CST10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Rodriguez says he's ready to rejoin the New York Yankees.
Analysis: A day after a doctor retained by A-Rod contradicted the team's diagnosis of a strained quadriceps, Rodriguez pushed for the Yankees to activate him from the disabled list for Friday's homestand opener against Tampa Bay. Rodriguez issued a statement Thursday saying, ``I feel great and I'm ready and want to be in the lineup Friday night. Enough doctors. Let's play.''
|July 24 6:22 PM PT7:22 PM MT8:22 PM CT9:22 PM ET21:22 ET1:22 GMT9:22 CST6:22 PM MST8:22 PM EST8:52 PM VEN5:22 UAE (+1)8:22 PM CT-A doctor retained by Rodriguez for a second opinion - one that contradicted the New York Yankees' diagnosis of his leg injury Wednesday - was reprimanded this year by New Jersey's board of medical examiners over steroid prescriptions. The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners filed an order of reprimand against Dr. Michael Gross on Feb. 13 for his conduct at his Active Center for Health & Wellness.
Analysis: Rodriguez was diagnosed Sunday with a strained left quadriceps on the final day of his injury rehabilitation assignment. At the time, the Yankees said the three-time MVP was examined by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where an MRI was performed. The team said Rodriguez had a grade one strain, which is the least severe type, and would return to Tampa for rest and treatment. But Gross said during an interview on WFAN radio.
|July 24 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 CST8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Rodriguez has reported back to the New York Yankees' minor league complex, three days after he was diagnosed with a strained left quadriceps on the final day of his injury rehabilitation assignment.
Analysis: Rodriguez, under investigation by Major League Baseball for his reported ties to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, did not speak with reporters when he arrived in a SUV shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The third baseman, who turns 38 on Saturday, had been recovering from hip surgery in January. He hit .250 (8 for 40) with two homers and eight RBIs in 13 minor league games before the leg injury.
|July 21 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET18:12 GMT2:12 CST11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST1:42 PM VEN22:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-The Yankees say Alex Rodriguez is expected to have an MRI on his injured left quadriceps at a New York hospital on Sunday.
Analysis: Rodriguez played designated hitter on Saturday in a minor league game after feeling tightness in the thigh muscle. He has been rehabbing from surgery in January on his left hip.
|July 15 6:55 PM PT7:55 PM MT8:55 PM CT9:55 PM ET21:55 ET1:55 GMT9:55 CST6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST9:25 PM VEN5:55 UAE (+1)8:55 PM CT-Rodriguez went 0 for 3 with a sacrifice fly in his second rehab game with Double-A Trenton, playing seven innings in the Thunder's game against the Reading Fightin Phils on Tuesday night.
Analysis: His status for Wednesday's game in Reading has not been announced.
|July 14 1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 CST1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT-Rodriguez had a run-scoring double and two RBIs for Class A Tampa on Sunday, his first extra-base hit during a minor league rehabilitation assignment.
Analysis: Rodriguez was 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter against Bradenton. Coming back from hip surgery in January, he is scheduled to join Double-A Trenton for Monday's Eastern League game at Reading in Pennsylvania.
|July 13 4:25 PM PT5:25 PM MT6:25 PM CT7:25 PM ET19:25 ET23:25 GMT7:25 CST4:25 PM MST6:25 PM EST6:55 PM VEN3:25 UAE (+1)6:25 PM CT-Rodriguez went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts for the Tampa Yankees on Saturday, dropping to 2 for 18 (.111) with one RBI and six strikeouts in his injury rehabilitation assignment
Analysis: One day after meeting with Major League Baseball officials probing the distribution of banned performance-enhancing drugs, the New York Yankees third baseman played seven innings in the field. He also was hit by a pitch. Rodriguez, coming back from January hip surgery, has played seven games for Tampa and Charleston, both Class A farm teams. His rehab assignment can extend through July 21.
|July 12 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET21:13 ET1:13 GMT9:13 CST6:13 PM MST8:13 PM EST8:43 PM VEN5:13 UAE (+1)8:13 PM CT-The next rehab appearance for Rodriguez has been postponed by rain. Rodriguez, coming back from hip surgery in January, was scheduled to play third base on Friday night for Class A Tampa, but the game was washed out.
Analysis: Rodriguez was expected to be interviewed by Major League Baseball investigators Friday as part of the probe into the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, which is accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez has said he used PEDs while with Texas from 2001-03 but has denied using them since. A-Rod was not at Steinbrenner Field when Friday's game was called, marking the second straight day he did not speak with reporters.
|July 11 5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET20:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 CST5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST8:00 PM VEN4:30 UAE (+1)7:30 PM CT-Rodriguez had his latest minor league rehab game postponed by rain. Thursday's game for Class A was called after one-half inning.
Analysis: Rodriguez is expected to be interviewed by Major League Baseball investigators Friday as part of the probe into the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, which is accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez has said he used PEDs while with Texas from 2001-03 but has denied using them since. A team official in Tampa told reporters that Rodriguez was not going to hold a media session after Thursday's rainout.
|July 2 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 CST2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Rodriguez says he'll have a day off from his injury rehab assignment Friday _ leaving him free for a possible meeting with Major League Baseball investigators.
Analysis: The New York Yankees third baseman is scheduled for the interview as part of baseball's probe of the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, which is accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez has said he used PEDs while with Texas from 2001-03 but has denied using them since.
|June 29 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 CST1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Rodriguez says he feels great and his relationship with the New York Yankees is fine.
Analysis: Rodriguez didn't indicate when he will start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment or rejoin the big league team, saying Saturday he "can't wait to get back.''
|June 28 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET14:35 ET18:35 GMT2:35 CST11:35 AM MST1:35 PM EST2:05 PM VEN22:35 UAE1:35 PM CT-Rodriguez, who had hip surgery in January, had two doubles and a single in five plate appearances against a minor-league pitcher Friday, and he also ran the bases after putting the ball in play.
Analysis: The Yankees have not announced a date for when A-Rod will begin a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment, but running bases during the at-bat situation normally is among the final preparation steps.
|June 6 12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET15:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 CST12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE2:00 PM CT-Targeted by Major League Baseball's investigation into performance-enhancing drug use, Rodriguez says he'll wait to fully comment on the decision by a former anti-aging clinic head to cooperate with the probe.
Analysis: The New York Yankees third baseman was among the players linked to Biogenesis of America founder Anthony Bosch in a January report in the Miami New Times. Bosch agreed this week to cooperate with MLB's probe, which could lead to suspensions for Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera and others. MLB hopes Bosch will provide information implicating players in the use of banned PEDs.
|May 24 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 CST12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE2:13 PM CT-Rodriguez has sold his Miami Beach home for $30 million. A-Rod's business partner, Jose More, confirmed that the sale closed Friday.
Analysis: Rodriguez bought the 54,000-square-foot piece of waterfront land for $7.4 million in 2010. Using his own construction company, Newport Property Construction, he spent another $7.6 million building a nearly-20,000-square-foot mansion.
|May 20 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET15:45 ET19:45 GMT3:45 CST12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST3:15 PM VEN23:45 UAE2:45 PM CT-Rodriguez started his third week of on-field work by adding defensive drills and hitting in a cage.
Analysis: The 37-year-old, recuperating from left hip surgery on Jan. 16, fielded grounders and took 25 swings during a batting practice session in an indoor cage Monday at the Yankees' minor league complex. A-Rod, who has been hitting off a tee and taking swings at underhand soft tosses, ran from pole to pole near the warning track four times.
|Mar. 28 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 CST2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Rodriguez will make more this year than all the Houston Astros combined.
Analysis: A-Rod's $29 million salary tops the major leagues for the 13th straight season, according to a study of major league contracts by The Associated Press.
|Feb. 12 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 CST10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Rodriguez will not report to spring training with the Yankees' position players and will work on his rehabilitation from hip surgery in New York.
Analysis: The third baseman is expected to be sidelined until at least the All-Star break following the Jan. 16 operation. Says manager Joe Girardi: "There's not a lot that he can do here."
|Feb. 4 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET21:58 ET2:58 GMT10:58 CST7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST10:28 PM VEN6:58 UAE (+1)8:58 PM CT-Yankees general manager Brian Cashman will wait for Major League Baseball to sort out "some very nasty'' allegations about Rodriguez, and manager Joe Girardi says there's no way to tell whether the third baseman will regain his offensive production following hip surgery.
Analysis: Girardi and Cashman appeared with Mariano Rivera and Mark Teixeira at a fundraiser Monday night for Yankees radio and producer who is fighting cancer. The players vowed to support A-Rod. The Miami New Times reported last week that Rodriguez is included in records that paper alleged shows he bought performance-enhancing drugs from a defunct Florida anti-aging clinic. Rodriguez denied the charges.