Rumors of Alex Rodriguez’ MLB demise may have been exaggerated.
In an interview on ESPN’s The Herd with Ian O’Connor, Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman indicated that the team expects the controversial infielder to contribute after his suspension is over.
He has a multi-year deal…his suspension is for this season, and we expect him to return in 2015.
Rodriguez is currently suing both MLB and the MLBPA over multiple problems he has surrounding his suspension. It was revealed earlier last month that the Union had wanted Rodriguez kicked out of the MLBPA but could not legally do so. When asked about what the team would do as far as A-Rod reporting to Spring Training, Cashman said that they would look at what they could and couldn’t do, but they would do what they were allowed to.
The team was reportedly looking at attempting to get out of having Rodriguez serve the remainder of his contract, which is for three more seasons.