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  1. Alex Rodriguez scratched from lineup with flu-like symptoms

    Aug 31, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Alex Rodriguez was scratched from today’s lineup against the Orioles due to flu-like symptoms. In his absence, Mark Reynolds will slot in at third base while Lyle Overbay will play first base. Rodriguez is hitting .333 (7-for-21) with two home runs and four RBI during his current…

  2. Buck Showalter spoke with Bud Selig regarding his comments about the Yankees

    Aug 31, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Buck Showalter Getty

    You may recall that Orioles manager Buck Showalter made some pointed comments to USA Today last month about how the Yankees would benefit from Alex Rodriguez being suspended. For those unfamiliar, he said the following: “If Bud lets them get away with that, they’re under the luxury tax. If they can reset, they can spend…

  3. Murray Chass made a brief return to the New York Times, and it’s quite welcome indeed

    Aug 26, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Murray Chass

    Many have mocked long-time New York Times baseball columnist Murray Chass since he left the Times a few years ago and began writing at his own website. After he kicked off his solo enterprise explaining how he was NOT a blogger and how bloggers are the worst and all of that, he has been called…

  4. David Ortiz doesn’t think Ryan Dempster should have thrown at Alex Rodriguez

    Aug 23, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    On August 18, a Sunday night game nationally broadcast on ESPN, Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster attempted to hit Yankees third baseman and embattled drama magnet Alex Rodriguez with a series of fastballs. On the first pitch, the right-hander threw it behind the slugger’s legs, the next two pitches weren’t inside enough, and the fourth…

  5. A-Rod continues to ruin everything

    Aug 23, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Remember when Bill Madden of the Daily News said Alex Rodriguez “will never play another game for the Yankees?” That he had what the Daily News headlined as “an evil plan” to “claim he was physically unable to perform” and collect insurance money? Subway Squawkers does, and today catalogs all of the ways in which Madden…

  6. Let’s leave the frontier justice in the past, OK?

    Aug 22, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Don’t give me garbage for ripping on another writer here. The writer in question, Gregg Doyel of CBS, invited me to. Indeed, we talked about it on Twitter like civil gentleman. Turns out we both live in Ohio too, and we’re gonna meet for lunch sometime. It’ll be quite the scene. We’ll talk about why…

  7. A grand jury has Porter Fischer’s documents and is ramping up its inquiry into Biogenesis

    Aug 22, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

    bosch headshot

    If you’re Alex Rodriguez you probably have to be smiling a bit about this report from Mike Fish of ESPN: After months of negotiations and legal wrangling with the whistle-blower in the Biogenesis clinic scandal, Major League Baseball still hasn’t pried loose documents he took from the clinic. But within the past week, Porter Fischer,…

  8. Jayson Nix suffers fractured left hand on HBP

    Aug 21, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

    jayson nix getty

    Not every player in pinstripes is in celebration mode on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, infielder Jayson Nix was diagnosed with a fractured left hand after getting plunked with an R.A. Dickey pitch in the bottom of the second inning. Nix is going to be reevaluated on Thursday,…

  9. Ryan Dempster’s first post-suspension start is August 30

    Aug 21, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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

    Ryan Dempster will return from his five-game suspension for throwing at Alex Rodriguez and start next Friday, the Red Sox announced. Because the Red Sox have off days tomorrow and Monday the suspension didn’t really force them to juggle the rotation a whole lot. Without the suspension Dempster would have been in line to start…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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?…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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