Sep 20, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) watches his grand slam home run against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Yankees could ignore Alex Rodriguez if he attends Spring Training


There’s no reason for Alex Rodriguez to show up at spring training for the New York Yankees.

Sure, technically he’s only suspended for the regular season and the postseason, but attending spring training would be nothing more than a non-needed media circus – something the Yankees clearly have no interest in.

Despite that, A-Rod says he plans on attending and participating.

The Yankees may have other plans.

The Bronx Bombers have yet to officially comment on their plans with Rodriguez if he does show up to camp – opting to speak to the Commissioners office first. But one suggestion is that the Yankees could simply ignore him and instruct coaches not to hit/throw the ball to him:

One official said the Yankees could go as far as to have Rodriguez on the minor league side but instruct their coaches to basically ignore him — to not hit him grounders or throw him batting practice.

As of right now, it’s believed the Yankees can’t stop A-Rod from attending – though it sounds as if they’re looking at some relatively extreme measures to exclude him.

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