Aug 5, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez at a press conference before the game against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Teammates reactions to Rodriguez's suspension


Before the New York Yankees took to the field to play the Chicago White Sox on the night of Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension from the MLB, some of his teammates had a few words on the matter. They seem to be on the same page, and agree that what A-Rod did was wrong.

Here’s what outfielder Vernon Wells had to say,

When you talk about 50 games and some of the dollars that are associated with a 50-game suspension, that’s pretty big. If that doesn’t stop you, I don’t know what will. For the most part a lot of guys have tried to go about their business the right way and unfortunately we have to talk about a certain few that didn’t.

And here’s a quote from newly acquired outfielder Alfonso Soriano,

I didn’t surprise me the names, it surprises me that people keep trying. They know that if Major League Baseball puts in that rule they can’t keep trying. If you try to do something wrong, sooner or later they will catch you. I don’t try to do something wrong in baseball because maybe they will catch me. I don’t want to do that because I have a family and have friends and I don’t want to let my friends and family down.

Lyle Overbay, Yankees first baseman, said this,

We’ve all made mistakes. He’s made a mistake. He’s a teammate and we’re going out go out there and [try to win]. I don’t know him enough or been around here enough, and he hasn’t been around, he’s been out rehabbing. But just knowing him as a teammate and as a player, that’s what’s frustrating that he’s so good that he doesn’t need to do all this stuff. That’s what’s frustrating to me.

 

If you were on the Yankees, what would you say on the topic? How do you think you would react if your teammate had received a major penalty like Alex Rodriguez? Let me know down below in the comments!

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Alex Rodriguez Alfonso Soriano Lyle Overbay MLB New York Yankees Vernon Wells