A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

May 8, 2015

A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

Tainted or not, Alex Rodriguez had plenty of reasons to celebrate homer No. 661. A-Rod passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list Thursday night, helping the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3. “All of this is pretty crazy,” ...

A-Rod hits 660th HR

May 2, 2015

A-Rod hits 660th HR

With one sweet swing, Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history at 660 home runs. With familiar boos from opposing fans echoing throughout Fenway Park, A-Rod ran the count to 3-0 and then pounced on a 153-kph fastball over ...

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Apr 27, 2015

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Alex Rodriguez is one big swing from matching Willie Mays. Whether the New York Yankees would celebrate that achievement — or pay for it, for that matter — remains to be seen. Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Mays ...

A-Rod plays first game of drug ban comeback

Mar 5, 2015

A-Rod plays first game of drug ban comeback

Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter’s box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur ...

A-Rod back with Yankees

Feb 24, 2015

A-Rod back with Yankees

Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8½ minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of ...

A-Rod offers handwritten apology

Feb 18, 2015

A-Rod offers handwritten apology

It appears the only place Alex Rodriguez might detail his drug use is on a witness stand. The ever controversial New York Yankees star decided against holding a news conference ahead of his return to the team following a one-year absence. He issued a ...

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees

Feb 11, 2015

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees

Alex Rodriguez met with top New York Yankees’ officials on Tuesday and apologized to the team as he prepares to report to spring training following his season-long suspension for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. A joint statement from the Yankees and ...

Yankees may not pay HR bonus to Rodriguez

Jan 27, 2015

Yankees may not pay HR bonus to Rodriguez

The New York Yankees are considering not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list. Rodriguez signed a $275 million, 10-year contract with the team ...

Cashman says A-Rod will be DH

Dec 17, 2014

Cashman says A-Rod will be DH

Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that A-Rod’s days ...

Lawyer says A-Rod admitted steroids use

Nov 6, 2014

Lawyer says A-Rod admitted steroids use

A lawyer for the University of Miami’s former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic. Attorney Frank Quintero Jr., who represents Lazaro “Laser” Collazo in his defense ...

Bosch will plead guilty to charges

Aug 6, 2014

Bosch will plead guilty to charges

The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes. The charges filed Tuesday against former Biogenesis of ...

Source: Tigers set to pay Cabrera $292 million

Mar 28, 2014

Source: Tigers set to pay Cabrera $292 million

The Detroit Tigers are doubling down on Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. The team has agreed to pay Cabrera a baseball-record $292 million over the next 10 years, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person, who said the contract is ...