Alex Rodriguez found twitter earlier this week and has been tweeting about his rehab from an injury. One tweet gave hope to the fans by stating he had been given the green light to play games again.
“Visit from Dr. Kelly over the weekend, who gave me the best news – the green light to play games again!”
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wasn’t too thrilled with A-Rod’s tweet and responded.
“You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman told ESPN New York. “Alex should just shut the f— up. That’s it. I’m going to call Alex now.”
Alex Rodriguez didn’t respond via Twitter like you might have thought. He went the conventional statement released by a publicist route. Not quite as entertaining but still serviceable.
“I will continue to work hard until my efforts get me back in pinstripes and help my team win,” Rodriguez said in a statement released by his publicist Wednesday, via SI.com. “The tweet was pure excitement about Dr. Kelly’s prognosis.”
Cashman also said that he hasn’t been cleared by team doctors yet.
“He has not been cleared by our doctors to play in rehab games yet,” Cashman said on Monday. “He’s getting closer. There’s no doubt about it. But we don’t have a date for him to start playing games yet. It could be July 1. It could also be July 5, or maybe June 25.”