A-Rod set to miss Yankees spring training due to hip surgery
Alex Rodriguez will be absent from the New York Yankees training camp this spring. Reports have confirmed that the third baseman is still recovering from his hip surgery.
After a long offseason, players finally returned to the George M. Steinbrenner field for the seven weeks of spring training. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi finally answered some of the burning questions that have puzzled everyone throughout the winter.
In his news conference Joe Girardi confirmed that the New York Yankees had signed in Kevin Youkilis to replace Alex Rodriguez.
Kevin Youkilis will join the summer training camp in Tampa, Florida today. Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez will continue his rehabilitation process in New York. Joe Girardi confirmed this news in a press release prior to his news conference.
Rumor has it Alex Rodriguez could quit baseball is he is unable to recover from this injury. It is still not clear when the 37-year-old will return from the sidelines, but he isn’t expected to play before the All-Star break.
Even if this injury ends Alex Rodriguez’s career, the New York Yankees would owe still owe him $114 million, which will are due to be paid over the next five seasons.
Alex Rodriguez’s seems to have a lot on his plate these days. Apart from battling his injury, the veteran is also fighting allegations of drug abuse. The former Texas Rangers star is battling claims suggesting he bought and used performance-enhancing drugs from the Biogenesis clinic in Miami.
Alex Rodriguez is one of the six active MLB professionals accused of buying and using performance-enhancing drugs from the Biogenesis clinic, which was shut down a while back.
A report on ESPN claims the chief at the Biogenesis clinic, Anthony Bosch personally administrated performance-enhancing drugs on Alex Rodriguez.
In 2009, Alex Rodriguez confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03. During this time Alex Rodriguez was playing for the Texas Rangers. In spite of admitting to drug abuse, Alex Rodriguez claims he has no connection to Anthony Bosch or the recent use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Alex Rodriguez hit .272/.353/.430 with 18 homers and 57 RBIs in 122 games for the New York Yankees last season.