Amid the potential Biogenesis suspension that could ban Alex Rodriguez from baseball for life, the third baseman is just trying to get back on the field for the New York Yankees. It continues to be a hard road even after getting a favorable second opinion.
Earlier today, New Jersey doctor Michael Gross said that Rodriguez didn’t have a quad injury on Mike Francesa’s radio show. However, Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman responds that he is keeping Rodriguez off the field because he didn’t “inform the team that he was seeking a second opinion.”
“Contrary to the Basic Agreement, Mr. Rodriguez did not notify us at any time that he was seeking a second opinion from any doctor with regard to his quad strain,” Cashman said. “As you know, it is the Yankees’ desire to have Alex return to the lineup as soon as possible. And we have done everything to try and accomplish this.”
That violation can be found in Article XIII, Paragraph D in the CBA. A-Rod’s only response to that was saying that he “feels great.”
The Yankees will re-evaluate Rodriguez on Thursday.