Yankees Reportedly Talking About Trying To Void A-Rod's Contract Over PEDs
By Mack Rawden 2013-01-29 19:31:02
Between playoff disappointments, playoff heroics, MVP awards and benchings, Alex Rodriguez’s tenure with the New York Yankees has featured plenty of highs and lows, but if the rumors are to be believed, it might be over a whole lot quicker than most expected. The third baseman is due $114 million from the organization over the next five years, but after his name appeared in a new investigation focused on performance enhancing drugs, members of the team’s front office have reportedly begun wondering if the scandal can be used to void his contract.
The investigation in question was conducted by The Miami New Times, and it uncovered a notebook featuring extensive records kept by anti-aging clinic head Anthony Bosch. From Gio Gonzalez to Nelson Cruz, numerous professional players appeared on the ledger along with purchase records. Rodriguez too was on the list, and while his performance enhanced past is far from a secret, he has continually claimed he stopped using banned substances in 2003.
According to ESPN, Rodriguez has already denied knowing the doctor through his attorney. The Yankees have not publically commented on the allegations, but several insiders told the outlet the superstar’s contract is being investigated to find out if there’s any language about morality that could serve as cause to go in a different direction.
Rodriguez was a huge part in the Yankees winning the World Series in 2009, but last season, he fell in and out of slumps. He spent much of the postseason on the bench and recently had surgery that will keep him out for at least a portion of the upcoming season.
We’ll let you know if anything develops on this contract front.