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A-Rod to meet with the feds on Friday

Mar 23, 2010, 7:58 AM EST

The New York Times reports that A-Rod is going to meet with federal investigators in Buffalo on Friday in connection with the Dr. Galea investigation. As has been widely reported, The feds are seeking to establish whether Galea has distributed
performance-enhancing drugs in the U.S., and all indications that, like Jose Reyes, Rodriguez is merely considered a witness to that end.

To the extent there is any real heat arising out of this meeting, it’s political, as opposed to legal heat: A-Rod apparently once told the Yankees he had not been treated by Galea, while Galea said in a recent interview that he did in fact treat A-Rod for an inflamed hip. Rodriguez is well-represented in this matter, of course, so I presume that he will be shooting straight with the feds on this point. I also presume that, if he ever did tell the Yankees a different story, the Yankees will downplay it going forward in the interests of avoiding a media circus. 

Anyway, there’s really nothing else new here, so I’ll just note that this meeting likely kills any chances of A-Rod winning the fifth starter’s job.

  1. Jonny5 - Mar 23, 2010 at 8:48 AM

    It looks like A-rod just got a dirty sanchez in that photo….

  2. Charles Gates - Mar 23, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    recaptcha: he unscrew
    Ya can’t make that up.

  3. Jonny5 - Mar 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    And to enforce my first post……..
    Captcha: crappier tale

  4. Rays fan - Mar 23, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Just being curmudgeonly, but when Dr Galea saya he treated A-Rod with “anti-inflammatories”–that’s usually taken as something like Motrin, but Motrin’s in a class of medications called NSAIDs (“Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs”)…as in, steroids are themselves anti-inflammatory medications. Dr Galea could’ve chosen his words better.

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