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Report: Alex Rodriguez is about to sue Yankees doctor for malpractice

Aug 19, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

Yankees' Rodriguez stands at third base in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Red Sox in Boston Reuters

A source tells Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com that Alex Rodriguez‘s lawyers are preparing a malpractice suit against a Yankees team doctor:

Rodriguez and his lawyers believe they have evidence that supports their contention that Chris Ahmad, the Yankees’ team doctor, misdiagnosed A-Rod’s hip injury during last October’s playoffs. They have yet to file the suit as they continue to put together their case.

Rodriguez himself said Sunday that the union is filing a grievance against the Yankees on his behalf over how the Yankees handled his hip injury. This appears to be something entirely different, though.

Rodriguez was limited down the stretch last year and completely ineffective during the postseason, but it wasn’t revealed publically until December that he was battling a hip problem and he didn’t undergo surgery until January. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly.

According to Marchand’s report, Rodriguez’s side will claim Ahmad knew of Rodriguez’s need for surgery as early as Oct. 29, but that Rodriguez wasn’t informed of his results. Rodriguez’s side will also say that Ahmad misdiagnosed the injury following the original MRI on Oct. 11. Rodriguez played in four more games following that MRI. He ended up going 3-for-25 with no RBI and 12 strikeouts in eight postseason games.

  1. youngyankee - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Alex, just play baseball.

    and fire your PR group. or give them cigars cuz surely they want a smoke after fckin you for so long.

    • dezglobal - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:22 PM

      hahahahahahaha

    • apkyletexas - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      “He ended up going 3-for-25 with no RBI and 12 strikeouts in eight postseason games.”

      That’s pretty much been A-Rod’s stat line (or worse) in all but a couple of his post-season series. Maybe he busted that hip about 10 years ago?

    • detectivejimmymcnulty - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      Clearly this comment belongs in the comment Hall of Fame.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

        But how can we be sure it’s clean?

    • badintent - Aug 20, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Yawn. So who is he NOT suing ? The line goes around the block.I submit that he will sue all his ex-Hollywood hoes for character assassination( oxymoron) and then sue Scott Boras. Because he is Scott Boras.

  2. deadrabbit79 - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Someone make it stop! Please!

    • donshula - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      The voice of reason strikes again

    • Old Gator - Aug 20, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      Just close your eyes and go to sleep. When you wake up, it will be like it all ended last night and started up all over again in the morning.

  3. rbj1 - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Embrace villainhood, Alex.

  4. taylorgang24 - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    A-rod is the devil, the Yankees are an angel. Why would an angel ever want to weasel out of a 250 million dollar contract?

  5. yahmule - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    I want to see it get crazier.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      It will! It will!

    • Francisco (FC) - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      Readers : we’re not afraid!

      A-Rod : You will be, you will be!

  6. vstar1us - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    He is a tool…

  7. banger60 - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    I’m commented out!

  8. pgilbert15303 - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    I remember this like it was yesterday… Man I was pissed… Life goes on ;-). http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/al/redsox/2004-02-18-henry-cap_x.htm

  9. vanmorrissey - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    The old throw everything against the wall and see what sticks ploy. Great player, but even greater douchebag.

  10. datdangdrewdundunituhgin - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    god damn this is entertaining. i love that he seems so intent on making every last dollar of that contract from that team, since he’s gonna lose a lot from the inevitable slap-down that he’s sure to lose. he’s taking it to sick levels to the point of alienating every last person involved in that organization.

  11. chiadam - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    OK, now he’s trying to look bad. Or he’s trolling us.

  12. braddavery - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    This guy can’t even accept responsibility for his own INJURIES…

  13. gmenfan1982 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    I could care less about all this doctor stuff but I sure am a much bigger fan of Arod now that he is public enemy number 1 than I ever was.

  14. aceshigh11 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Jesus, will this drama EVER end??

  15. gary2525 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Just own up to what u did take your suspension and shut up and see you next year

  16. nightrain42 - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    The Yankees just need to suspend him for conduct detrimental to the team. He’s a idiot.

  17. cfos00 - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Sure, why not? It’s not like everyone doesn’t hate him already. Toss another log onto the fire.

  18. northstarnic - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Has there been a more appropriate representative of the Yankees than a-roid since Steinbrenner? Greasy.

  19. msgtedret - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Alex needs to go away. He is nothing but a distraction. Bye bye.

  20. nbjays - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Coming soon to a Broadway stage near you, a story of betrayal, cheating, lying, and general douchebaggery on a scale never seen before. Come see the amazing sequel to the hit musical “Damn Yankees”:

    “Fucking A-Rod!”

    I hope Andrew Lloyd Webber writes the music for it.

  21. baseballer28 - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Bitch move.

  22. greymares - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    If it’s bad and happens to the Yankees, I’M IN.

  23. donshula - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    I used to check out the enquirers headlines at the groc. store,now I just read sports blogs

  24. thebigtebowski - Aug 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Arod makes me happy

  25. irishjackmp - Aug 19, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    The only thing missing from this circus is the clown car and the bearded lady.

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