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Video: Alex Rodriguez’s home run with Double-A Trenton last night

Aug 3, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

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With MLB expected to put the hammer down by Monday for players connected to Biogenesis, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez resumed a rehab assignment last night with Double-A Trenton.

Working his way back from what the Yankees determined was a Grade 1 quad strain, Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walk. It was highlighted by a mammoth two-run homer off Phillies’ prospect Jesse Biddle in the bottom of the third inning.

Check out the blast below:

Considerably more cheers than boos on that one. Rodriguez appeared to really savor the moment. And why the heck not? If Bud Selig has his way, it could be his last home run ever.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    If Bud had a hammer, he would hammer in the morning, he would hammer in the evening all over the Biogenesis landscape.

    Bang, bang, Buds magic hammer fell over Arod’s head. Bang, bang was Arod’s career dead?

    • fanofevilempire - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      Alex, bad ass news conference, stick it to the Yankees, make Bud and Yankees look like
      a bag of shit. Imagine T.J Quinn knows what the evidence is but Alex and his people haven’t yet, please go away TJ, YOU ARE A DOUCHE.

      • ilovegspot - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:17 PM

        Arod the victim? HAHAH what a joke. Stephen A is a tool and Afraud just used him like one. What a sucker. Let the lawyers take a hefty chunk that mirror kissing frauds money.

  2. timb12 - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    The Centaur can’t be stopped!!!!

    In double A.

  3. buffal0sportsfan - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    So what? He’s playing against a bunch of guys who never made it and prospects big deal.

  4. jerze2387 - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    this homerun brought to you by Biogenesis and Tony Boesch. If you juice, you too could homer off Double A pitching!

  5. yankeesgameday - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Wow

    • yankeesgameday - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      ugh, stupid smartphone posted only my first word -wow- before i could finish writing the rest of my snarky comment. damn technology ruining my clever sarcasm.

  6. tbutler704 - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Maybe Rodriguez will spend some time playing in Japan. I wonder if he still has fans over there from his Mariner years…

    • buffal0sportsfan - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      He could say “I know Ichiro”

    • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      You know, that’s an interessin’ question. If A-roid is banned or suspended here, would he be eligible to play in Japan? I wonder what kinds of agreements we have with the Japanese league(s) about things like that.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        I think on a previous thread someone mentioned that the NPB honors MLB suspensions as well. No citation, but wouldn’t even know how to find whether they do or not.

      • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 2:47 PM

        I checked with Craig about it and he emailed back that, yes, the NBP agreed to honor US drug suspensions at about the time when Manny Ramirez got nailed, though he didn’t specify whether he meant the first or second time. He wasn’t sure about Korea, but Taiwan, where Manny played this last time, seems to be an open house.

    • jcmeyer10 - Aug 3, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      He’ll go the ManRam route.

  7. lew24 - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Funny thing is that the Yanks could use his bat right now!

  8. addictedzone - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    In an interview last night talking about rejoining the Yankees, Arod said “I plan to be in Chicago on Monday unless I get struck by lightning”.

    I don’t know about lightning but he might want to watch out for the bazooka.

  9. bchapman2011 - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    I really despise that arrogant douche bag and hope he never plays again. I really want to read 10 years down the road about how he made bad investments and is being forced to file bankruptcy. Nobody deserves it more than this POS. MLB owners need to break the union when the time for the next CBA rolls around. Every other league has done it so it is possible. There needs to be a provision that if a player uses PED’s their contract can be terminated instantly and that they are responsible for returning a large portion of any signing bonus paid to the player. The only way to get rid of these losers is to take away their financial incentive.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Awwww, show us on the door where the bad Arod touched you…

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM

        sigh, doll, not door. damn phone

    • Wesley Clark - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:49 PM

      First off, the owners have just as much financial incentive. Fans come out to the ballpark to see the players. The owners make money on ticket sales (and also, the television money isn’t bad for people to watch the players.) The better the player, the more the people come out and watch or tune in. That translates to more jersey sales and merchandise being sold. The owners didn’t seem to care what the players were doing PEDs when the public didn’t. They made a lot of money in the summer of 1998.

      Secondly, the union will not be broken anytime soon. All of the changes you advocate for the use of PEDs (contract termination, returning money) would need to be collectively bargained. The owners would have to make a lot of concessions on other issues and I doubt they are willing to do that.

    • apkyletexas - Aug 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      @bchapman2011 – >”I really despise that arrogant douche bag and hope he never plays again. I really want to read 10 years down the road about how he made bad investments and is being forced to file bankruptcy. Nobody deserves it more than this POS.”

      Dude – you got serious issues. Might want to think about signing up for some yoga or something.

      • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

        The kind with the fruit on the bottom, since you seem to love to stir it up.

  10. romoscollarbone - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    I love it. Be like Barry and embrace the inner villain. My problem with all of this is no failed tests. The evidence is some loser’s handwritten pencil notes in a ledger. And some cancelled checks. Oh and a disgruntled employee because Bosch stopped paying him, so he blew the whistle.

  11. ilovegspot - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Nice try afraud and you lawyers. Anyone with half a brain can see right through that victim bullshit.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      Is it possible to make any more grammatical/spelling errors and continue to call others idiots?

      • Wesley Clark - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM

        Nope. I think that is the max allowed under current Federal Law.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

        Please don’t lay down that challenge.

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