Report: Yankees Alex Rodriguez Speeding Up Rehab to Retire, Collect Salary

Apr 13, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Injured New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sits in the dugout during the third inning of a MLB game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Daily news has uncovered a potential bombshell, suggesting that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is speeding up his rehab to show that he is physically unable to continue to play due to his hip injury. The point  of that? To collect his salary, of which he is still nearly owed $115 million.

Sounds pretty out there, no? Well, despite that, the Daily News seems pretty confident about it all.

Per the Daily News:

According to sources close to the ongoing drama surrounding the star-crossed Yankee third baseman, Rodriguez and his advisers are so concerned that Major League Baseball’s drug posse is quickly closing in on him that they have racheted up the timetable for him to return to game action.

Once he’s back playing in rehab games, the sources say, he could then claim he is physically unable to perform because of the serious hip injury he is recovering from, “retire” from the game, and still collect the full amount of his salary — $114 million over the next five years.

Yesterday, Rodriguez claimed that the Yankees were intentionally slowing down his rehab which Alex appears to be intentionally rushing.

It’s hard to think that this is going to have a good ending, considering the already strained relationships.

Topics: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

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