Are the Yankees intentionally keeping A-Rod out of action?

7/24/13 in MLB   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

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In an interview earlier today on WFAN, Mike Francesca spoke with Alex Rodriguez's physician about A-Rod's apparent quad injury-- the one that has delayed his return to action indefinitely. 

"To be perfectly honest, I don't see any sort of injury there," said Rodriguez's doctor, 

A-Rod had come to his doctor with the very same MRI the Yankees based their decision off of when placing him back on the DL. The doctor saw nothing indicative of an injury, though he went on to clarify that a grade 1 strain can be difficult to see on an MRI. He asked Alex if anything hurt, to which A-Rod replied "No." When asked if he felt if he was fit to play, A-Rod said "100%." 

Whether he's 100% or not, It's obvious that the Yankees could use Rodriguez on the field and in the lineup. They lost yet another infielder to injury last night, Luis Cruz, the backup to Kevin Youkilis. Simply put, the Bombers are down to 3rd stringers at this point, and yet may still be fighting to keep A-Rod out of Pinstripes in anticipation of an impending Braun-esque suspension. You can listen to the interview below.
 

 
 
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7/25/13   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

orangemen90 wrote:
or is ARod intentionally trying not to play...it works both ways here!!!!

A-Rod is obviously trying to get back on the field. That is extremely obvious.

The Yankees, on the other hand, want him off the field, because then they can collect insurance money. Also, if he doesn't play at all and ends up suspended, they'll try to void his contract. The last thing they want to see is him on the field at Yankee Stadium.

7/25/13   |   SusanVette   |   8474 respect

No, ARod is keeping ARod out of the game. He's an idiot. A well paid idiot, but nonetheless. 

7/24/13   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

orangemen90 wrote:
or is ARod intentionally trying not to play...it works both ways here!!!!

If A-Rod didn't want to play, he wouldn't have sought a second opinion after being placed back on the DL.

 He would like nothing more than to get back to baseball. Without being in the lineup, there is absolutely nothing else to talk about besides his connection that same biogenesis lab as Ryan Braun (and over a dozen others). 

 

7/24/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

or is ARod intentionally trying not to play...it works both ways here!!!!