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Report: Yankees looking to void milestone bonuses for A-Rod
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/25/15) The Yankees are looking to void milestone bonuses in Alex Rodriguez 's contract, according to the New York Daily News.
When Rodriguez signed his deal with the club in 2007, it contained bonuses as Rodriguez tied or passed the top home run hitters. Rodriguez, who has 654 career home runs, is just six away from tying Willie Mays, which would trigger a $6 million bonus. He is also set to receive an additional $6 million once he ties Babe Ruth, and another $6 milliion if he ties Hank Aaron.
The team, however, now views those bonuses as worthless due to his 2014 suspension. The team will argue that these bonuses were signed under false pretenses. The club is apparently willing to fight the player's union over the decision should Rodriguez file a grievance.
Rodriguez, who hasn't played since 2013, has already found it difficult to mend the fences with his team. Rodriguez proposed a meeting with the club where he would publicly apologize for his actions last season, but the team declined the offer. "This is a relationship that is never going to be repaired," one source told the Daily News.
Report: Yankees decline reconciliation with Alex Rodriguez
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(1/25/15) After meeting with new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to clear the air over his year-long suspension in 2014, Alex Rodriguez also reached out to the Yankees to set up a meeting, but was turned down, reports the New York Post.
Rodriguez requested to meet with the Yankees to apologize for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, but was told to wait until spring training. Reports also surfaced that Rodriguez is looking noticeably thinner compared to recent seasons, a source told the New York Post.
Rodriguez is set to report to spring training Feb. 25.
Report: Alex Rodriguez has private meeting with new commissioner
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/24/15) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reportedly met with new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to "get on the same page" with him and the rest of the MLB, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. Rodriguez came unaccompanied by any MLBPA representatives or personal attorneys, per the paper.
Rodriguez, 39, was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. He hit .244/.348/.423 in 156 at-bats in 2013. He has been training with Barry Bonds in the Bay Area, with designs on starting at third base for the Yankees in 2015. However, New York brought in Chase Headley to play third and general manager Brian Cashman has been adamant about Rodriguez playing more of a DH role this season.
Rodriguez is due $61 million over the next three seasons, along with several home run-based performance bonuses.
Report: Alex Rodriguez working out with HR king Barry Bonds
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/21/15) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who sat out in 2014 due to a season-long suspension, has been training with Barry Bonds in the Bay Area, according to SFGate.com. Bonds is the all-time leader in home runs with 762.
Rodriguez recently posted two photos on Instagram of him swinging a bat with the caption: "Starting the year in the cage.” The photos were taken in San Rafael, Calif., at the Future Prospects facility owned and run by Charles Scott, who is Bonds’ friend and former Arizona State teammate. Not only has Bonds worked with Rodriguez at this facility, but also major leaguers Michael Morse, Pablo Sandoval, Dexter Fowler and Brandon Crawford.
Sources told John Shea of SFGate.com that the 39-year-old Rodriguez looked good after training for a few weeks at the facility.
Report: Yankees' Alex Rodriguez believes he has third base job
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/15/15) Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez believes he will start at third base, according to Newsday.
General manager Brian Cashman has been adamant about Rodriguez playing more of a DH role this year. The team even brought in Chase Headley to play the hot corner, even though Rodriguez was set to return. None of that matters to A-Rod, though. In his mind, "that job is not Headley's, it's Alex's to lose," according to the report. Cashman did admit Rodriguez could see time at third, but confirmed that Headley will be the starter.
The 39-year-old Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 due to his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. He hit .244/.348/.423 in 156 at-bats back in 2013.
|2014 summary: Alex Rodriguez sat out the entire 2014 season while serving a 162-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.|
Playing time status: In the last season he played, Rodriguez appeared in only 44 games, and the last time he played in more than 140 games was 2007. Health permitting, Rodriguez could take on a full-time role in 2015, but it is not yet clear what the Yankees' plans are for him.
2015 outlook: The most likely scenario for Rodriguez is to serve as the Yankees' primary designated hitter, but even if he can remain healthy, Fantasy owners may have to deal with some significant decline. Having undergone a pair of hip operations, the 39-year-old Rodriguez is probably not a source of steals anymore, and his contact skills showed some serious erosion in his two most recent seasons. Rodriguez was viable in standard mixed leagues in 2012, and just maybe he's worth drafting for that format again. If you're going to take that gamble, take it in the very late rounds.
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