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  1. Report: Alex Rodriguez can still accept a 150-game suspension

    Aug 21, 2013, 1:04 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    A person close to Alex Rodriguez told Bob Nightengale of USATODAY that the disgraced slugger has a standing offer from MLB to have his suspension reduced from 211 games to 150 if he foregoes his appeal. The source told Nightengale that MLB originally offered a 100-game ban before announcing the 211-game suspension, but that the…

  2. Ryan Dempster declines to appeal five-game suspension

    Aug 20, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    While still maintaining his innocence Tuesday, Ryan Dempster decided not to appeal the five-game suspension handed down by MLB. He started serving the penalty with Tuesday’s game against the Giants. Dempster insisted Tuesday that he was just trying to pitch inside when, in the second inning of Sunday’s tilt between the Yankees and Red Sox,…

  3. A-Rod’s cousin, Yuri Sucart, files an appeal challenging Major League Baseball’s Biogenesis lawsuit

    Aug 20, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

    lawsuit gavel

    Alex Rodriguez‘s cousin Yuri Sucart has filed a writ with a Florida appellate court challenging the validity of Major League Baseball’s lawsuit against Biogenesis: the lawsuit which gave Major League Baseball the handle with which to turn Anthony Bosch and others as it pursued Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and other ballplayers who were alleged to have…

  4. MLB decides not to suspend Stephen Strasburg

    Aug 20, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    On the same day that MLB suspended Ryan Dempster for throwing at Alex Rodriguez in a game he wasn’t ejected from Stephen Strasburg has avoided a suspension for throwing at Andrelton Simmons in a game he was ejected from. No official announcement has been made yet, but Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Nationals manager…

  5. Ryan Dempster suspended five games, Joe Girardi fined following the A-Rod plunking

    Aug 20, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

    Red Sox's Dempster throws against the Blue Jays in the first inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Major League Baseball did what it had to do: the league just announced that the Red Sox Ryan Dempster has received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing at and hitting Alex Rodriguez with a pitch in the top of the second inning of Sunday night’s game. If it hadn’t suspended Dempster, the league…

  6. Ryan Dempster almost certainly to get a suspension today

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    It’s taken Major League Baseball a good while to decide on punishment — or not — for Ryan Dempster following his clearly intentional plunking of Alex Rodriguez on Sunday night. But Joel Sherman reports that it’s gonna happen today: MLB decision on Dempster coming later today and hear he is almost certain to get suspension…

  7. 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

    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…

  8. Read the letter Major League Baseball shouldn’t have sent to A-Rod’s attorney

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred

    This morning on the Today Show, Alex Rodriguez‘s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, reiterated his stance that he would “love nothing more” than to discuss the case against Alex Rodriguez, but can’t do so due to the confidentiality provisions of the Joint Drug Agreement. He was then presented with a letter from Major League Baseball which offered…

  9. So, Jeff Pearlman: how do you really feel about Alex Rodriguez?

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    a-rod getty yankees

    Jeff Pearlman writes today that Ryan Dempster is a hero for throwing a baseball at Alex Rodriguez. But I’m not quite sure how strongly he feels about it. Please judge for yourself: F**k you for cheating. F**k you for stealing paychecks. F**k you for influencing the outcomes of games. F**k you for lying. F**k you for dragging us all…

  10. Derek Jeter hasn’t been cleared to run yet

    Aug 19, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    There’s no timetable for Derek Jeter‘s return from the disabled list because, as Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports, the Yankees shortstop has not been cleared to resume running yet. Jeter has been on the disabled list since August 3 with a strained right calf and has progressed enough to take batting…

  11. A-Rod’s lawyer was totally owned on the “Today Show” this morning.

    Aug 19, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Joe Tacopina

    A-Rod’s combative new lawyer, Joe Tacopina, was on the “Today Show” this morning. He repeated some of his recent talking points about how he and A-Rod would love to talk about all of the stuff that has gone into the Biogenesis case and his defense but that he is prohibited from doing so by the…

  12. Major League Baseball pretty much has to suspend Ryan Dempster, right?

    Aug 19, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    Not an original thought — I saw a lot of people including Keith Law say it last night — but after Ryan Dempster clearly and repeatedly threw at Alex Rodriguez last night, they have to suspend him, don’t they? If they don’t, doesn’t every pitcher in baseball get carte blanche to throw at A-Rod too?…

  13. Before you laud Ryan Dempster as The Defender of the Non-PED Users …

    Aug 19, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    The narrative after last night’s crazy Red Sox-Yankees game is probably going to center on Ryan Dempster hitting Alex Rodriguez with a pitch and all of the drama which surrounded it. That narrative is also likely to include a heavy dose of people excusing Dempster for throwing at A-Rod because A-Rod is evil and Dempster…

  14. Joe Girardi on Ryan Dempster: ‘I wish he had to hit’

    Aug 19, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

    Yankees' Girardi agrues with home plate umpire Brian O'Nara in the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Red Sox in Boston

    Joe Girardi had about four hours to think about what he was going to say after getting tossed in the second inning on Sunday’s Yankees-Red Sox game. His response to Ryan Dempster seemingly intentionally throwing at and hitting Alex Rodriguez: “I wish he had to hit. That’s what I wish.” So, basically, Girardi is saying…

  15. Yankees outlast Red Sox to claim series in Fenway

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez celebrates his solo home run against Red Sox's Dempster in the sixth inning of their MLB American League Baseball game in Boston

    This one had a little bit of everything packed into a crisp four hours and 12 minutes. – After Boston grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez with a 3-0 pitch to open the second. It was at least Dempster’s second attempt to hit him, but the…

  16. Report: Alex Rodriguez paid for Tony Bosch’s lawyer

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    A spokesperson for Tony Bosch’s attorney, Susy Ribero-Ayala, told ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Sunday that Alex Rodriguez paid her a $25,000 retainer in February in the wake of the Biogenesis scandal and later transferred an additional $50,000 that was immediately returned to Rodriguez. Outside the Lines reviewed the documents for the second transfer. Ribero-Ayala…

  17. Ryan Dempster hits Alex Rodriguez with a fastball, umpire ejects Joe Girardi

    Aug 18, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Red Sox's Dempster throws against the Blue Jays in the first inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto

    After the Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, third baseman Alex Rodriguez led off the top of the second inning for the Yankees. Sox starter Ryan Dempster‘s first pitch to Rodriguez was a fastball that went behind him towards his legs. Dempster’s next two pitches were waist-high inside,…

  18. Brian Cashman is “not comfortable anymore” talking to Alex Rodriguez

    Aug 18, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger that he is “not comfortable anymore” talking to Alex Rodriguez given the litigious nature of the third baseman’s interactions with the club lately. Rodriguez’s lawyers recently filed a grievance over the team’s medical treatment of Rodriguez dating back to the post-season last year. Cashman…

  19. Alex Rodriguez’s lawyers file grievance over Yankees’ medical treatment

    Aug 18, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    The lawyers of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez have contacted the Major League Baseball Players Association to begin a grievance process over claims the Yankees mishandled Rodriguez’s medical treatment dating back to last October, according to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand. Rodriguez’s lawyers accuse the Yankees of putting Rodriguez in the field despite his bad hip, and…

  20. Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer accuses the Yankees of being misleading about his client’s injury

    Aug 17, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    When denying a report that his camp had leaked the names of Ryan Braun and Francisco Cervelli to the press, Alex Rodriguez cryptically said yesterday that “for the next seven weeks, it’s going to be a very, very bumpy road.” He wasn’t kidding. Rodriguez’s bombastic new lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, has made some pretty bold claims…

  21. Miguel Tejada suspended 105 games for amphetamines

    Aug 17, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Miguel Tejada AP

    We have likely seen the last of Miguel Tejada in MLB. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Tejada will be suspended 105 games following multiple positive tests for Adderall. He will begin serving the suspension immediately. Tejada, 39, had already tested positive for amphetamines in the past, but he tested positive twice again recently.…

  22. Mark Reynolds homers in debut, Alfonso Soriano stays red hot as Yankees win

    Aug 16, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    In the lineup at first base in his first game as a Yankee, Mark Reynolds made it count. Reynolds blasted a two-run home run to left field off of Felix Doubront in the second inning, bolstering the Yankee lead to 3-0. Meanwhile, outfielder Alfonso Soriano continued to stay red hot. The former Cub entered the…

  23. Report: Ryan Braun is ready to come clean

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    braun wide getty

    Friends of Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun spoke to USA TODAY on the condition of anonymity. They said that Braun will soon come clean about everything and apologize to those who got hurt along the way. From Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY: Braun, according to his friends, is ready to soon admit that he used performance-enhancing…

  24. John Lackey doesn’t think Alex Rodriguez should be playing baseball

    Aug 16, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    John Lackey

    Red Sox starter John Lackey doesn’t think Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez should be allowed to play baseball while he appeals his 211-game suspension, which runs through the end of the 2014 season. Via the Boston Globe: “I’ve got a problem with it. You bet I do,” Lackey said on Thursday. “How is he still…

  25. A-Rod denies that he leaked the Biogenesis information to Yahoo!

    Aug 16, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez is at Fenway Park and he has spoken to the assembled media about this morning’s 60 Minutes report that he leaked Ryan Braun and Francisco Cervelli‘s names to Yahoo! back in February. ARod denies “60 Minutes” report that he leaked information about Cervelli and Braun’s involvement w/ Biogenesis. — Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) August…

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