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Report: Alex Rodriguez files second suit, this for malpractice

Oct 4, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

New York Yankees' Rodriguez speaks with reporters following his rehab assignment for Tampa Yankees in a minor league baseball game against Bradenton Marauders in Tampa Reuters

Because he’s already on the hook for the lawyers anyway, Alex Rodriguez reportedly filed his second suit of the day this afternoon, alleging medical malpractice from the Yankees team doctor and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

The news comes down from ESPNNewYork.com’s Andrew Marchard, who also had the scoop in August that Rodriguez was preparing such a suit:

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 will likely present evidence that suggests Ahmad misdiagnosed his hip injury last October and then later withheld information that indicated Rodriguez needed surgery. Rodriguez didn’t undergo surgery until January and missed the first four months of 2013. Had he known earlier that he needed the procedure, he might have been able to make it back in May or June.

Rodriguez’s previous suit Friday was filed against MLB and commissioner Bud Selig, accusing them of engaging in a witch hunt, among other things.

  1. gameover78 - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    I have always held great disdain for this

  2. jxegh - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Wow, two lawsuits in one day. Just as I was starting to feel sorry for the guy……

    • apkyletexas - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM

      Can’t wait till he sues Cameron Diaz and Madonna.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        For alienation of affection?

    • fraudguy - Oct 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      He’s just doing his part to help the legal profession by getting them jobs in this depressed economy.

  3. lazlosother - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Wow. Scorched earth for sure. I don’t know if he thinks he will win these things, or if he just wants to watch the world burn. As the Yankees said, he didn’t seem to know he was injured either. He was pretty public about being healthy.

    I have to admit that I look at his nonsense now in the same way one looks at a train wreck. “I shouldn’t be looking at this, but I can’t help it.”

  4. wingslax35 - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    A-Roid is a hall of fame ass. Go away, forever.

  5. cocheese000 - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    So is he suing the doctor, the Yankees or MLB for the malpractice?

    • frank433 - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      Yes

    • righthandofjustice - Oct 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM

      He is suing the doctor so he has to reveal the truth to save his license. The hospital he works for will comply anyway.

  6. American of African Descent - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Today I settle all family business . . .

    • anxovies - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      You have to answer for Santino, Carlo…..

  7. dondada10 - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    I remember the original story being that he had to wait to have surgery because he had to first strength the muscles around it. A lot of people questioned that at the time, but I still remember that being the story.

    • dondada10 - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:31 PM

      Found it:

      “The surgery is next month because it was determined he needed four to six weeks of pre-habilitation to strengthen the hip first.”

      http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2012/12/alex_rodriguez_says_hell_have.html

  8. yankeepunk3000 - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    WOW no way this guy is coming back to the yankees next year. I mean he is sueing them twice! Looking back I’m amazed they let this ass hat play at all this year. Time to walk A-fraud and that is the first time I’ve ever said that but damn it Torre was right this pre madana is an idiot and needs to go away atleast for a year. Hopefully by then they can come to an agreement and he can leave baseball for good.

  9. theskinsman - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    I’m torn between A-roid proving the yanks knew he was on the roids( along with so many to be named teammates), or just throwing mud all over the organization,and still getting every dime those fools agreed to pay him.

  10. drewzducks - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    This clown is the Saul Rosenberg of MLB.

  11. joestemme - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    F#@K A-Roid — and, his lawsuits.

  12. anxovies - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    New York looks like a good place to practice law these days.

  13. xpensivewinos - Oct 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Just a hunch, but I have a funny feeling Alex Rodriguez does not know who Dale Carnegie was……

  14. weaselpuppy - Oct 4, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    *waiting for third lawsuit against the Centaur in the Narnia movies*

  15. johninpa - Oct 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Looks like he wants to go down in flames.

  16. 8man - Oct 4, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Becuz he still doesn’t know he’s wrong and that he’s douche bag.

    On the bright side, if he wins, the Yankees have to pay him. Ha ha!

  17. bobbyqd - Oct 4, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Here’s a classic case of denial. Blame everybody else for your problems but don’t take any blame for yourself! Nice! Time to just go away Alex! Just….go away!

  18. sysi45 - Oct 5, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    I am a Yankee fan for life and don’t like AROD

  19. mattj425 - Oct 5, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Maybe his logic was simply “what do I have to lose?” If he doesn’t file the suits, everyone dislikes him. With the lawsuits everyone still hates him but he’s got a fighting chance at the money still owed to him in the contract (less attorney fees).

  20. sysi45 - Oct 5, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    I am a Yankee fan for life and don’t like AROD but watch, someone will have to pay him. He may never play again but wait and see, someone will have to pay. He is throwing Darts and waiting to see if he hits anything.

  21. savior72 - Oct 5, 2013 at 5:29 AM

    MLB can drag this out, they have more money. By the time the lawyers are done A-rod will probably be broke, humiliated and disgraced.

  22. djstat - Oct 5, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Will this guy ever just go away

    • nbjays - Oct 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM

      Not quietly, it seems.

  23. rangermania - Oct 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    All the teams should chip in to buy out Aroids contract with the provision he leaves MLB forever. If not the fans can chip in – which they would! Hall of Fame? LOL.

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