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Alex Rodriguez spoke to the media, didn’t say much

Apr 1, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

Alex Rodriguez AP

Alex Rodriguez met with the media for the first time in several months before today’s Yankees-Red Sox game in New York, but predictably didn’t answer many questions about the Biogenesis clinic he’s been linked to.

Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger sets the scene:

Rodriguez said he has met with the MLBPA to discuss his situation, but would not delve into details. He insisted he does not feel like the target of MLB’s probe, and that he is not worried about being suspended for violating the league’s drug policy.

“No, I’m not,” Rodriguez said. “But I’m not going to further discuss this. At some point, I feel that everything will be good.”

Those were his parting words. He was surrounding by a dense scrum of reporters, a group that likely stretched into triple digits.

Rodriguez also indicated that a midseason return remains the goal as he recovers from hip surgery, insisted he had no interest in being introduced with the Yankees today, and said that “missing spring training obviously sucks … it’s been a tough pill to swallow.”

Jayson Nix is starting at third base for the Yankees today.

  1. uyf1950 - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Why should A-Rod talk to the media. The media looks for even the smallest opening to crucify him in the press.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Or no opening at all. The New York Times had, on the FRONT PAGE, a lengthy article about ARod’s contract being too big. No new information, no new insight, very little acknowledgement of the context: just a reminder that he is overpaid. On the front page. With a color picture.

    • plmathfoto - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      Reallly? I haven’t seen any one jump on the comment “a tough pill to swallow”, well at least not yet lol.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      They’d make a big deal about him not talking too. Either way, they’ll generate some story.

  2. historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Can “A’Rod’s scrum” become a thing?

    • 14thinningstretch - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Given the effects of steroids, probably not.

  3. seattlenative57 - Apr 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    He said, “…tough pill to swallow.” Tee, hee, ha, ha. Geez, grow up, Beavis.

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