Sep 28, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) signs autographs before a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Rodriguez files second lawsuit today


It has been a very litigious day for Alex Rodriguez and his camp. Rodriguez has now filed a second lawsuit, this one against the New York Yankee team doctor and the hospital that treated his hip injury in 2012. The New York Yankees were not named in the suit. Team doctor Chris Ahmad and New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center will have to answer to the claim that Rodriguez’s hip injury that occurred during the post season in 2012 was misdiagnosed and medical information was withheld from him. Andrew Marchand had the report

Rodriguez’s suit against Ahmad will have no bearing on the arbitration hearing. Dating back to the 2012 playoffs, it alleges that:
Defendants, after performing, understanding and analyzing the MRI, had diagnosed plaintiff as suffering from a superior labral tear at the left hip; and without informing the plaintiff of the diagnosis, knowingly cleared the Plaintiff to resume playing as a third baseman for the New York Yankees during the [2012] season playoffs, thus allowing the Plaintiff to further injure himself and the necessity for additional surgeries.

Rodriguez is clearly grasping at straws. I think his lawsuit against MLB will not be very fruitful, but if he can prove that Ahmad withheld medical information from him, than he may have something there. Either way, this continues to feel like a downward spiral that ends with Rodriguez not playing Major League Baseball again.

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