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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 60 Minutes reporting that A-Rod’s camp leaked Ryan Braun and other Biogenesis players’ names to Yahoo!

    Aug 16, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez has, like, 47 people on the planet in his corner. It’s me, a few other like-minded PED apologists, his kids, some friends, his lawyer and a handful of ballplayers, I figure.  If this report from 60 Minutes is accurate, he’s doing a great job now of alienating even those left in his corner:…

  4. A-Rod handed 211-game ban; eligible pending appeal

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez getty

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was one of 13 Major League Baseball players who were suspended on Monday for receiving performance-enhancing drugs from a shuttered Miami wellness clinic, the league announced. Rodriguez received a 211-game punishment from the league, which would be effective on Thursday and last through the end of the 2014…

  5. Jesus Montero’s future in doubt with 50-game ban

    Aug 5, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

    Jesus Montero

    Two years ago, one could have looked at the group of the 14 suspensed Biogenesis players — Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Everth Cabrera, Jesus Montero, Francisco Cervelli, Antonio Bastardo, Jordany Valdespin, Sergio Escalona, Fernando Martinez, Cesar Puello, Fautino De Los Santos and Jordan Norberto —  and concluded that, besides Braun, Montero…

  6. Three previously unknown Biogenesis players named, Gio Gonzalez cleared, 12 total accepting discpline

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Jordany Valdespin

    Lots of Biogenesis news has come out in the past few minutes. We have news of three new names in the Biogenesis scandal, a couple being cleared as well as more news of players agreeing not to appeal and to serve their suspensions. The new names: The Mets’ Jordany Valdespin, the Phillies’ Antonio Bastardo and the…

  7. Is Biogenesis casting a shadow over the trade deadline?

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    It seems like all baseball news has been overshadowed by the looming Biogenesis suspensions and the circus that is Alex Rodriguez‘s, Major League Baseball’s and the New York Yankees’ public feud. Indeed, as this week began it appeared as though today’s trade deadline would be a mere afterthought. Or, if not an afterthought, that it…

  8. Report: Biogenesis players ready to accept their bans

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz, Gary Pettis

    Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that, Alex Rodriguez excepted, the rest of the players involved in the Biogenesis scandal are ready to accept suspensions or 50 games or more. Sources told Passan that the suspensions will come down within 72 hours. The AP is reporting that Friday could be the day. Among those expected to…

  9. Francisco Cervelli shut down for two weeks with stress reaction in elbow

    Jul 4, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Francisco Cervelli AP

    The Yankees were hoping to get catcher Francisco Cervelli back from a fractured right hand shortly after the All-Star break, but that won’t happen now. According to the Associated Press, Cervelli will be shut down for the next two weeks after an MRI exam revealed a stress reaction in his right elbow. A stress reaction…

  10. Who is Alex Rodriguez following on Twitter?

    Jun 26, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Sure, the big news about Alex Rodriguez joining Twitter this week is that he almost immediately managed to piss off Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, but as a Twitter addict I’m more interested in who A-Rod has chosen to follow. So far he’s followed 41 accounts, including lots of Yankees-related stuff like the Yankees’ official…

  11. Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery, out 10-12 weeks

    Jun 18, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Kevin Youkilis stretches during MLB spring training workouts in Tampa, Florida

    The injury hits just keep on coming for the Yankees, who announced that Kevin Youkilis needs surgery to repair a herniated disc and will be out for 10-12 weeks. That puts Youkilis’ season in jeopardy, because 10 weeks would get him into September and any setbacks would leave him running out of time. Youkilis hit…

  12. Curtis Granderson may not be back before All-Star break

    Jun 14, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Rob Thomson, Curtis Granderson

    Two weeks ago Curtis Granderson underwent surgery to insert a metal pin into his broken pinkie finger, at which point the Yankees announced that he’d be out for at least four weeks. Asked yesterday about Granderson’s potential return timetable, manager Joe Girardi told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger: “I think it’s hard to…

  13. Looking at the potentially suspended Biogenesis players

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

    Jhonny Peralta, Jim Leyland, Tony Randazzo

    Let’s run down the list of players connected to Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic as MLB is reportedly preparing to issue 50- or 100-game suspensions. Listed below are players whose names are found in the Biogenesis documents. Other major leaguers may well be involved, as some of Bosch’s clients were listed in code. Since Bosch is…

  14. Report: Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun among players MLB seeks to suspend for Biogensis connection

    Jun 4, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Performance-enhancing drugs loomed large entering the baseball season, amid reports that dozens of players — many of them high-profile stars — could be suspended because of their reported involvement with a clinic that supplied PEDs. That story just got bigger. From ESPN.com investigative reporters T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez and Mike Fish: Major League Baseball will…

  15. Yankees call up Austin Romine to replace Francisco Cervelli

    Apr 27, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Austin Romine AP

    With Francisco Cervelli slated to miss six weeks following surgery today to repair a fractured right hand, the Yankees have recalled catcher Austin Romine to replace him on the active roster. Romine was hitting .333 (14-for-42) with one home run and four RBI over his first 14 games this season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 24-year-old…

  16. Yankees’ Ivan Nova, Francisco Cervelli exit with injuries

    Apr 26, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova

    At this rate, the Yankees might run out of players. Two more players are headed to the infirmary as pitcher Ivan Nova and catcher Francisco Cervelli both exited tonight’s game against the Blue Jays with injuries. Cervelli hurt his hand on a foul ball from Jays batter Rajai Davis in the first inning, per ESPN’s…

  17. This guy caught two homers last night in New York

    Apr 19, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Didi Gregorius

    The Yankees wrapped up a three-game set with the Diamondbacks last night. It was a 14-inning affair that eventually ended 6-2 in the D-Backs’ favor, but that wasn’t the most interesting thing about the game. Zack Hample, a baseball collector and author of several books including How to Snag Major League Baseballs, caught two home…

  18. Yankees use Robinson Cano at shortstop

    Apr 13, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Losing Derek Jeter will make you do crazy things. Like use Robinson Cano at shortstop, which the Yankees did in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles after having pinch-hit for Jayson Nix. Catcher Francisco Cervelli took Cano’s spot at second base. Cano has logged 10,490 defensive innings at the Major League level, all of…

  19. Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera help lead Yankees to first win of season

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    It felt like old times tonight in the Bronx, as Andy Pettitte tossed eight innings of one-ball and Mariano Rivera notched the save as the Yankees topped the Red Sox 4-2 for the team’s first victory of the 2013 season. Pettitte was in control for most of the night, scattering eight hits while striking out…

  20. Report: MLB is “actively going after” any players linked to the Biogenesis clinic

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It was announced yesterday that Tigers minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. No specific drug was mentioned in the announcement, but it was later confirmed that the suspension was the result of his connection to the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. But there’s a…

  21. Francisco Cervelli is the Yankees’ starting catcher

    Mar 13, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    New York Yankees catcher Cervelli smiles as he steps out of the batting cage at the team's spring training camp in Tampa

    Last year around this time the Yankees demoted Francisco Cervelli to Triple-A. He remained there for basically the entire season and hit just .246 with a .657 OPS in 99 games. And now he’s in position to be the Yankees’ starting catcher. Yesterday manager Joe Girardi told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that…

  22. Yankees option catcher Austin Romine to Triple-A

    Mar 11, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

    Austin Romine AP

    It’s settled. Barring a last-minute addition, the Yankees will enter the season with a catching tandem of Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. That became the reality this afternoon after prospect catcher Austin Romine was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre among a series of roster cuts. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said back in January that he…

  23. Francisco Cervelli will not play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic

    Feb 16, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Francisco Cervelli Reuters

    Francisco Cervelli was listed on Italy’s provisional roster when it was announced last month, but it turns out that he will not participate in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Cervelli confirmed this morning that he has withdrawn from the tournament. As it stands right now, the 26-year-old projects to…

  24. Francisco Cervelli on link to Biogenesis clinic: “I just went there, talked, and that’s it.”

    Feb 13, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Cervelli walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Washington Nationals in Tampa

    Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli spoke to the media today about being named in the Biogenesis clinic records, admitting that he met with biochemist Anthony Bosch following a 2011 foot injury and denying any wrongdoing: When I got my foot injured in 2011, I checked with doctors and somebody recommended me Biogenesis. I went there for…

  25. Jesus Montero linked to Biogenesis

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago Cubs

    The New York Daily News reports that Mariners catcher Jesus Montero‘s name appears in the Biogenesis records.  Add him to Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Danny Valencia, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal. The report said he was “named in records.” It does not say if there is any indicia of PED use on…

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