New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez says MLB is leaking false stories to tarnish his image

Aug 15, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) strikes out swinging during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium. Angels won 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Good lord – this is starting to sound like a messy divorce.

According to a report from 60 Minutes, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reportedly leaked the names of other steroid users to Major League Baseball back in January – names which include Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun and Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelli.

A-Rod however, says that’s completely untrue and suggested that Major League Baseball is leaking false stories to make Rodriguez appear to be a snitch.


“It’s not true,” Rodriguez said.

He made the comment to a throng of media in the Yankees’ dugout Friday night in regard to a “60 Minutes” story that someone in his “inner circle” had leaked the names of Cervelli and Ryan Braun, who both had been redacted from the original Miami New Times story about the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, to Yahoo! Sports. Rodriguez said he had spoken to Cervelli, currently serving a 50-game suspension for his involvement with the clinic and on the disabled list with a broken hand, to clear up the matter.

“We had a positive conversation,” Rodriguez said. “He understands it’s not true. We’re on the same page.”

Rodriguez also implied the story was just the latest in a series of leaks designed to further tarnish his image as he moves forward with his appeal of the 211-game suspension handed down by MLB commissioner Bud Selig on Aug. 5.

Topics: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, New York Yankees

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