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Alex Rodriguez scheduled to play rehab games on Friday and Saturday

Aug 1, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

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While Alex Rodriguez could be suspended by MLB any day now for his alleged connections to Biogenesis, his recovery from a quad strain marches on.

According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Yankees just announced that Rodriguez is scheduled to play minor league rehab games with Double-A Trenton on Friday and Saturday. The 38-year-old was cleared for game action after making it through a simulated game earlier today with no issues.

Of course, just because Rodriguez is ready to restart his rehab assignment doesn’t mean that it will actually happen, as word is that an announcement on Biogenesis suspensions could come down as soon as tomorrow. Meanwhile, there are conflicting reports about whether Rodriguez is willing to cut a deal with MLB or try to fight a suspension through an appeal. We have even heard that Bud Selig could use the “best interests of the game” clause to suspend Rodriguez, which would keep him off the field if he appeals. Fortunately, it looks like there will finally be some clarity on the situation soon enough.

  1. elwaysmilehighdenver - Aug 1, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Dear Bud,
    Please stick a fork in A-Roid. He’s finished and we are really tired of hearing about him! Signed, MLB fans everywhere

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    It is 4 months into the season. He has not been suspended yet. How much money has he made during his long rehab stint?

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

      How much money has Josh “1 win” Johnson made during this season? Oh im watching his game tonight and he is already down 5 to zip after 2 innings and has thrown 50 pitches already. Looks like that nickname might stay for at least another start : 0

  3. historiophiliac - Aug 1, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    It’s like Christmas Eve. Tomorrow we open the suspension announcements. I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep in anticipation. And, you know Santa Selig will wait to deliver our goodies to spazz over until after he’s had coffee, we read the Baby Jesus story together as a group, everyone eats breakfast and calls Grandma first. 😦

  4. watchfullhose - Aug 1, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Boo this man

  5. southofheaven81 - Aug 1, 2013 at 8:19 PM

  6. rightherenow123 - Aug 1, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Wow, I wonder if all the players involved got a call from their attorneys and if everything is on hold. IF Bosch really is subject of a federal investigation you would think he would say nada….interesting indeed. The media wants blood, so I wonder how they will handle this new and breaking story.

  7. bosoxfan15 - Aug 1, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    If only MLB was like other leagues and donated the paychecks to charity. Somehow I just don’t agree with the Yankees getting to save money. They knew what they were getting when they bid against themselves in 2007.

    • rightherenow123 - Aug 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      I get your point, and I find it funny how Yankee fans (which I am one) are so concerned about the Steinbrenner’s money and their self imposed salary cap. Sure, maybe they could sign a player in Arod place, maybe like Youk? Pavano? Clemens? All well money spent right? Or maybe they will cut the prices where a $5 Subway footlong costs $12

      Who cares about the Yankees saving money, screw them. Someone estimated Arod has made them $500 million and their world series run in 09 netted them $210 million. Oh and theyre worth over $2 billion and 49% of the YES network just sold for like $3.49 billion.

      So yeah Yankee fans, keep worrying about the Yankees voiding Arods contract and keep shelling out $50 for parking.

  8. zstark94 - Aug 1, 2013 at 8:40 PM


    • rightherenow123 - Aug 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      Great post, you realize he is sitting on $300 million cash right? Oh and he gets to bang supermodels and movie stars. Poor guy…you don’t like him or you boo him. Those poor Yankee owners too!!!

      Oh, and his daughters will get Ferraris on their 16th birthday.

  9. pisano - Aug 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    If Arod was smart, he’d make a deal with the Yankees for 50% of what he’s owed, and ride off into the sunset. This will not go away, so if he’s tired of this, as we all are, cut your losses and move on.

  10. stevequinn - Aug 2, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Probaly the last games of organized baseball A-Roid will be playing.

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