Reactions from Alex Rodriguez PED report (Plus other Yankees notes)

While the baseball world is not at all shocked that Alex Rodriguez has been linked to PED’s (again), there are more statements and news surrounding the latest chapter that is the Alex Rodriguez-saga. Earlier today both Joel Sherman and the Yankees issued statements about the Alex Rodriguez Miami report. Here’s what the Yankees had to say:

“We fully support the Commissioner’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The matter is now in the hands of the Commissioner’s office. We will have no further comment until the investigation has concluded.”

Here’s the statement A-Rod’s camp gave to Joel Sherman.

” The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true. Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch patient, he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported documents referenced in this story –at least as they relate to Alex Rodriguez– are not legitimate.”

As soon as the PED story broke from the Miami New Times, ESPN reported that Rodriguez hired a lawyer, Roy Black, who has represented several celebrities. Along with Alex Rodriguez being linked to the PED report, Nelson Cruz and Gio Gonzalez were also linked. Gonzalez gave his own statement to the press.

“I’ve never used performance enhancing drugs of any kind and I never will. I’ve never met with Bosch or used any substance provided by him. Anything said to the contrary is a lie.”

As we get more information on the A-Rod saga, we will post it here so stay tuned.

Pettitte won’t pitch in the WBC

Andy Pettitte had an extended invitation to pitch in the World Baseball Classic, especially after Kris Medlen of the Atlanta Braves pulled out but now, Pettitte won’t pitch for Team USA and will instead be with the Yankees at camp during Spring Training. With Pettitte now out of the mix, the Medlen roster spot could now go to Justin Verlander. As much as I love the World Baseball Classic, Andy Pettitte and the Yankees made the right decision. This could possibly be the last year for Pettitte (provided he doesn’t make another comeback in 2015 after taking a one year break in 2014) so to preserve him for the 2013 season was a good idea.

Chris Dickerson signs a deal with Baltimore

Chris Dickerson easily became a fan favorite for the Yankees, but it became apparent that he wasn’t going to have a spot on the roster and in return the Yankees granted Dickerson his release. As of today, Dickerson has a ball club. He signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles with an invitation to Spring Training. Although I’ll be sad that I can’t see Dickerson play for the Yankees anymore, I am glad that he will finally get a chance to show the talent that he has.

Freddy Garcia finds a job. Yes, really

After I was almost a thousand percent positive that Freddy Garcia was going to hang it up after a bad year with the Yankees, he eventually found a new job with the San Diego Padres organization. He has a minor league deal worth $1.3 Million and another $1.25 Million in incentives. Good luck to him.

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Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on January 29, 2013, in Hot Stove, Misc. News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Thanks for covering this story for us Delia, you have done a great job!

  2. Am I shocked about this? Sadly, no. What’s sad is I have tried so hard to like A-Rod and defend him since it’s been so easy to bash him over the years for a variety of reasons. But time and again he makes it impossible to do that. I hope I’m wrong and this doesn’t turn out to be true, but he’s let us down in the regard before.

    • Dan…
      Have a little faith, A-Rod let us down how many times?….ONCE, he lied just as ALL the others that were finally outed did…yes, even Andy. Andy said one story the 1st time then, told a bit different story the second time around…that’s lying.
      Other than lying about PEDs he has done all he could to help the team, is it his fault he has a bad hip?
      No it’s not, but some will say it is because he used drugs, no…it is the wrong body part, the hip is nothing new in baseball, many players have had it even guys that have only about 3-5years in the bigs.

      I am still hoping he is not involved in more drugs. He already has my utmost respect as a player and leader (another story) but, very little respect as a person.

      He has been the best player in the majors (until hurt) for the last 2 decades or longer. I say that because unless we find he had been using before and after Texas his numbers were about the same as they would have been without using. Every power hitter numbers go up in Texas so instead of hitting 48 HRs he may hit 54 big deal…it’s the park, not the drugs!

      If he is proven to have done wrong again…I want him banned for life and anyone else that is caught.
      One thing I will never except, is cheating.

      • You’re right oldyank, he lied to us once about ‘roids; I didn’t mean to imply he has done that more than once. I just mean he seems to always be embroiled in some controversy, and aside from his historic ’09 postseason he has not been himself during the biggest games of the season.

        I don’t want to rush to judgment. He may be innocent. I hope he is.

        • Dan . who is your favorite juicer?

          bonds
          Aroid
          Maguire
          canseco

        • Dan…
          I must be up front with you, I could go through all the reasons the media jumps on him and make a story out of nothing. Hell, almost every night some story or another is found out not to be true at all.

          The thing is, I want proof, one is incent untill proven guilty right?
          It’s like; One can’t be guilty just because a news media person saw A-Rod and his cousin together in Fla.

          I don’t know if he is a victim or guilty as hell!

      • Ken _ you say you don’t accept cheating but you adore Aroid and he cheated. egg on your face . big disgrace

        • twasp…
          When are you going to grow up don’t try to put words in my mouth.
          If you don’t have anything but a bunch of lies, to contribute…shut the fu-k up!
          You always do the same thing, always trying to stir up trouble. I am trying to understand something I don’t understand. All you have done is try to turn it into a joke, you never come up with a thought of your own…all you do is agree or disagree and make boring jokes.

          Do you think fishjam and I agree on any of this stuff…not so you notice! He has his mind made-up and I am still trying to do so. But, we didn’t denigrate each other, as you do!

          Bye, child!

      • how many times has Aroid let us down? only once????? you mean every postseason except 2009.

    • you are right Dan, he is impossible to defend. boliboliboboli…bananafanafofoli

      high…high…hgh….hgh

  3. egg on your face……big disgrace

  4. Dan . you won’t find Jeet on Dr Boschs list. he doesn’t have to cheat.

  5. fish … notice how Aroids statement doesn’t say he didn’t use high or testosterone …it just says he doesn’t have a relationship with Bosch.

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