Skip to content

Alex Rodriguez is looking good

Mar 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

alex rodriguez getty wide Getty Images

An A-Rod update:

Alex Rodriguez’s hip seems to be healing well. The Yankee slugger was spotted at dinner with girlfriend Torrie Wilson … Rodriguez “looked happy and in great shape.”

This simply can’t be. The experts at the Daily News told me that A-Rod was so injured and busted and old and broken that he’d rather retire and relieve the Yankees of having to pay him the remaining $114 million on his deal than try to come back.

Call me crazy, but I’m almost starting to believe that that was a talking point disseminated by the Yankees in an effort to try to shame A-Rod from coming back. One which was so attractive to the A-Rod hating Daily News writers that they passed it along without any critical thought.

Latest Posts
  1. Position player pitching alert! Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez tossed a 1-2-3 inning

    Jul 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Chris Gimenez Rangers AP

    Oh, and he even struck out a pretty good hitter in C.J. Cron!

  2. After numerous setbacks, Shane Victorino starts another rehab assignment

    Jul 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    shane victorino getty Getty Images

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino started (or, more accurately, re-started) a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday at Single-A, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts at the plate and playing five innings defensively in right field.

  3. Giancarlo Stanton is the favorite to win the Home Run Derby

    Jul 11, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

    giancarlo stanton getty Getty Images

    Giancarlo Stanton: the California Chrome of the Home Run Derby

  4. Rockies owner: “maybe Denver doesn’t deserve a franchise . . . maybe time for it to find a new home”

    Jul 11, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

    rockies logo

    You’re lucky, Rockies fans, that King Monfort has even graced your presence with some baseball.

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 6.54.51 AM AP

    The scoreless streak is over for Clayton Kershaw, but the dominance remains.

  6. Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless streak ends after 41 2/3 innings

    Jul 11, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw

    Kershaw’s streak is the third longest since 1990.

  7. Phillies calling up Grady Sizemore

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore Getty Getty Images

    Grady Sizemore was released by the Red Sox last month, but he’s getting another chance with the Phillies.

  8. Arismendy Alcantara to remain with Cubs for now

    Jul 10, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Arismendy Alcantara AP AP

    The original plan called for Cubs prospect Arismendy Alcantara to get a cup of coffee in the big leagues for a couple of days while Darwin Barney was away on paternity leave, but his big game against the Reds this afternoon has changed things.

  9. Masahiro Tanaka diagnosed with partially-torn UCL in elbow

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka Getty Getty Images

    The diagnosis is in on Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka and it’s not particularly promising.

  10. Derek Jeter’s retirement gifts from the Indians: A LEGO mosaic and a pinstriped electric guitar

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    BsN7iXzCcAM9A7H

    Derek Jeter’s farewell tour continued this evening at Progressive Field in Cleveland and the Yankee captain walked away with some pretty cool gifts.

  11. UPDATE: Brewers calling up prospect Jimmy Nelson; Marco Estrada moved to bullpen

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Jimmy Nelson Brewers AP

    Marco Estrada was scheduled to start Saturday, but he’s been terrible all season while serving up an NL-high 27 homers in 18 starts.

  12. Carl Crawford activated from disabled list; will return as a bench player

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford Getty Getty Images

    Carl Crawford was the Dodgers’ primary left fielder prior to landing on the disabled list in late May with a left ankle sprain, but now he’s a really expensive bench player.

  13. Josh Donaldson and Justin Morneau added to Home Run Derby

    Jul 10, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    BsN6GzICMAEmD2y

    The field for next week’s Home Run Derby is officially in place.

  14. Brewers get swept by Phillies; have lost nine out of 10

    Jul 10, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard AP AP

    The Cardinals and Reds were both dealt some tough blows on the injury front today, but the Brewers are doing their part to let them hang around in the National League Central.

  15. Erick Aybar named to All-Star team as injury replacement

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers Getty Images

    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is out for the All-Star game because of a wrist injury, so MLB has named Angels shortstop Erick Aybar as his replacement on the American League roster.

  16. Angels place struggling C.J. Wilson on the disabled list with a sprained ankle

    Jul 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    C.J, Wilson Getty Images

    Wilson failed to make it out of the fourth inning yesterday and hasn’t made it past five innings since June 19, allowing 22 runs in 16.2 innings during that span.

Featured video

Time for Red Sox to be sellers?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. V. Martinez (2391)
  2. J. Hammel (2310)
  3. M. Tanaka (2219)
  4. C. Kershaw (2063)
  5. T. Tulowitzki (2059)