|Jan. 26 5:16 PM PT6:16 PM MT7:16 PM CT8:16 PM ET20:16 ET1:16 GMT9:16 6:16 PM MST8:16 PM EST8:46 PM VEN5:16 UAE (+1)7:16 PM CT-The New York Yankees are thinking about 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.
Analysis: Rodriguez signed a $275 million, 10-year contract with the team in December 2007 and a separate marketing agreement that called for $6 million payments for up to five milestone accomplishments designated by the Yankees. Each payment is due within 15 days of designation and is in exchange for rights such as using Rodriguez's name and image in selling licensed goods.
|Dec. 16 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET14:23 ET19:23 GMT3:23 12:23 PM MST2:23 PM EST2:53 PM VEN23:23 UAE1:23 PM CT-Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York's fulltime designated hitter. Chase Headley will be the Yankees' starting third baseman after agreeing to a $52 million, four-year deal.
Analysis: Cashman said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that ''I can't expect Alex to be anything.'' adds: ''Even before the suspension, he wasn't the same player at third base on the defensive or offensive side.'' Rodriguez is coming off a season-long suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract and is owed $61 million over the final three seasons of his contract.
|Nov. 5 11:36 AM PT12:36 PM MT1:36 PM CT2:36 PM ET14:36 ET19:36 GMT3:36 12:36 PM MST2:36 PM EST3:06 PM VEN23:36 UAE1:36 PM CT-A lawyer for the University of Miami's former pitching coach said Wednesday that Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic.
Analysis: Attorney Frank Quintero Jr., who represents Lazaro ''Laser'' Collazo in his defense against charges of conspiracy to distribute performance-enhancing drugs, told The Associated Press that the New York Yankees third baseman confessed to steroids use, according to Drug Enforcement Administration documents provided by the government to defense lawyers.
|Oct. 30 1:29 PM PT2:29 PM MT3:29 PM CT4:29 PM ET16:29 ET20:29 GMT4:29 1:29 PM MST3:29 PM EST3:59 PM VEN0:29 UAE (+1)2:29 PM CT-Rodriguez's season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended. The New York Yankees reinstated the third baseman from the restricted list.
Analysis: Rodriguez was suspended by Major League Baseball for violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract and lost just over $22 million of his $25 million salary. The three-time AL MVP, who turns 40 on July 27, is owed $61 million by the Yankees over the next three seasons. New York general manager Brian Cashman said it's possible Rodriguez may see some time at first base.
|Sep. 29 9:44 AM PT10:44 AM MT11:44 AM CT12:44 PM ET12:44 ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST12:14 PM VEN20:44 UAE11:44 AM CT-New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Rodriguez will have to show in spring training that he can still play.
Analysis: Rodriguez served a season-long suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract. The three-time AL MVP turns 40 on July 27. Turning his attention to next season at a Yankee Stadium news conference Monday, Girardi said he expected Rodriguez to be a starter at third but cautioned, ''We've got to see where he's physically at.'' Rodriguez is signed for three additional seasons for a total of $61 million.
|May 11 11:26 AM PT12:26 PM MT1:26 PM CT2:26 PM ET14:26 ET18:26 GMT2:26 11:26 AM MST1:26 PM EST1:56 PM VEN22:26 UAE1:26 PM CT-A Florida police department has reportedly completed its investigation into the theft of documents related to baseball's inquiry into whether Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs.
Analysis: Newsday reported Sunday the investigation ended April 11 with no criminal charges against anyone except a tanning salon employee arrested months earlier after police said his DNA was found on the burglarized vehicle. However, the newspaper reported that Major League Baseball ignored repeated warnings that the records they sought had been stolen and that they were not to purchase them.