Alex Rodriguez was scheduled to meet with Bio-genesis investigators over the current scandal that is overwhelming the MLB on Friday. After the investigation, A-Rod was supposed to play in another minor league rehab game. Well apparently, he didn’t show up, says New York Post’s Joel Sherman. The Yankees tried to find A-Rod, and were even more frustrated with the third baseman when they found out he wasn’t going to show up at all.
Although the game was delayed due to rain, and later postponed, Rodriguez still had an obligation to the team to be at that game. He wasn’t excused by the Yankees, and they have every right to be mad at him or the no-show.
From Sherman’s report, it says,
But sources say Rodriguez had enough time to get from the nearby location where he was interrogated to the park before any official word had come down about whether the game would be played or not. He was not excused by organization officials from attending the game and, in fact, the Yankees had been told by MLB the interview would be done in a timeframe to allow Rodriguez to continue his rehab games, and the meeting ended about two hours before the scheduled first pitch.
The fact that MLB and the Yankees worked it out so that the interview and game could be done on the same day doesn’t make it ok for Rodriguez to not make an appearance.