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Alex Rodriguez was a no-show for yesterday’s rehab game

Jul 13, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

New York Yankees' Rodriguez reacts to a reporter's question after arriving at the Yankees' minor league baseball complex in Tampa

On this, the thirteenth day of July, we have more gas for our Alex Rodriguez drama fire. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman is reporting that the Yankee third baseman was a no-show for yesterday’s rehab game with the Single-A Tampa Yankees. Rodriguez met with Major League Baseball officials and interrogated about his involvement with performance-enhancing drugs and Biogenesis, but according to Sherman, the session ended with time to spare prior to yesterday’s game, which was eventually postponed due to rain.

But sources say Rodriguez had enough time to get from the nearby location where he was interrogated to the park before any official word had come down about whether the game would be played or not. He was not excused by organization officials from attending the game and, in fact, the Yankees had been told by MLB the interview would be done in a timeframe to allow Rodriguez to continue his rehab games, and the meeting ended about two hours before the scheduled first pitch.

Reached by phone, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman refused to comment on whether Rodriguez was absent without permission. Rodriguez and his spokespersons did not respond to questions about why he did not go to the stadium.

In limited playing time, Rodriguez — now 37 years old — has not performed well in his rehab games. Major League Baseball is looking to suspend Rodriguez for 100 games after the All-Star break.

  1. hittfamily - Jul 13, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Jeter was a no show in the lineup yesterday too.

    • sabatimus - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      Well no shit, you can read a box score.

  2. norvturnersneck - Jul 13, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    ARod wasn’t able to make it because of the questioning and the fact that he decided to inject the rest of his PEDs into his butt.
    He really likes injecting things into his butt.

    • Glenn - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:24 PM

      • jimeejohnson - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:34 PM


  3. harrycanyon - Jul 13, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    This guy is making himself more and more unlikeable.

    • ezthinking - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      You mean Joel Sherman, right?

  4. heyblueyoustink - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    ” Rodriguez met with Major League Baseball officials and interrogated about his involvement with performance-enhancing drugs and Biogenesis. ”


  5. 13arod - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    hittfamily are you stuiped the yanks called him up a couple of days ago

    • xavier46 - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      Ha, “stuiped”

      Best post of the week!

    • kiwicricket - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      Ppssssttttt…..Red squiggly lines under the words mean it’s incorrect…(It’s a bad thing)

    • hittfamily - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM

      How do you spell “hittfamily” correct, but misspell “stupid”? Or, in 13arod speak:

      13arod why you not udderstan mie joking

  6. chrldr12 - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Well, A-Rod has been under a lot of pressure lately. He needs some time to himself.

  7. captainwisdom8888 - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    I generally steer clear of acting as grammar and spelling police, but If you’re going to call someone out, at least spell ‘stupid’ correctly…so you can avoid looking like you possess the mental capabilities of a 4 year old.

    By the way, the first letter in a sentence gets what’s called “upper-case,” and that little dot you see at the end of the sentence…we call those periods.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      your definately wright.

      you name is very approppros to.

      • jimeejohnson - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:36 PM

        I run over spelling and grammar police and crush them like ants. Yeah, right.

  8. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Maybe he has access to technology that allows him to, somehow, track patterns in the weather, thus knowing what will happen even before it actually occurs. HE”S A WITCH!! BURN HIMMMM!!!!

    Or, he got out of his meeting, with his lawyer(s) and in his suit, had to have a follow-up meeting with his legal team, and seeing what the weather would be decided not to go to the game.

    Really if this guys farts people blame him for global warming. It is getting to be a bit much.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      Yeah, it’s called “Florida in the summer time.”

      “We have an afternoon game today, should I prepare for it or should I get day-time drunk?…..” You got a 95% chance of being in the clear with choosing option B.

    • lazlosother - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:41 PM

      All right, we’ll burn him. But only if he weighs as much as a duck.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 14, 2013 at 12:09 AM

        Lookit ees nose!

    • goodknave - Jul 14, 2013 at 3:59 AM

      And what else weighs as much as a witch?

      Very small rocks.

      Shh…shut up!

  9. jetsfan79 - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    He would still be an upgrade over mark Sanchez, according to sources with knowledge of his amazing quarter back skill set. According to the one and only mike Francessa

    • kiwicricket - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      What is a Mark Sanchez?

      • romoscollarbone - Jul 14, 2013 at 3:08 PM

        QB NYJ

  10. jetsfan79 - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Maybe he’s sick of getting struck out by 18 year olds.

  11. thebigtebowski - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    13arod….I think he was referring to the fact that Jeter is already out of the Yankees lineup due to an injured quad.
    You’re a bright guy.

  12. WACANHFL - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Go Yankees!

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:37 PM


  13. bobc74 - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    By all accounts I read, Jeter looked better posing for pictures all over Scranton with his fans than he did on the field during his rehab stint.

  14. mungman69 - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Rodriguez & Jeter; they are both getting older no matter what they are on, or not.

  15. imaduffer - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Millionaires screwing Millionaires. You gotta love it!

    • slartibartfast4242 - Jul 14, 2013 at 12:23 AM

      Meh, celebrity porn isn’t all that good.

  16. dondada10 - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    A no-call/no-show gets you fired at a lot of places. This is pretty serious.

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      I’m callin’ his mom.

  17. banpeds - Jul 14, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    AROD is about to cut a deal with MLB. All the cheats are goign down and there will no appeals IMO. If Bruan does not cooperate, he will be banned for life. He can thank his ex attorney, Cornwell.

  18. pisano - Jul 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    I just hope he’s a no show for the remainder of his contract.

  19. bighurt228 - Jul 14, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    As a sox fan….I sit back and laugh at the situation the Yankees front office got into. Giving a player 252 million guaranteed for 10 years is franchise suicide. No player in itself is worth the money or the years given. Plus the fact it’s known he has been involved with Roids his whole career, as he’s even admitted too. Cash man and steinbrenners have strapped themselves and now on the backend of his contract, they may need to eat 100 million….lol. Nevermind the fact that Roid-rod can’t hit in the big games. I’m just glad he chose the Yankees over the sox years ago. I for one will sit back and enjoy how this plays out.

  20. redsoxfan75 - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Amen !!!

  21. northstarnic - Jul 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Yu guiz ar STUIPED! Stop picing on arod!

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