New York Yankees team president Randy Levine on Saturday challenged Alex Rodriguez to release his medical records to support assertions by Rodriguez's lawyer that the Yankees had misled their $275 million third baseman about the extent of his injuries in the hopes Rodriguez would be unable to play again
"Alex should put up or shut up," Levine told ESPNNewYork.com in a telephone conversation Saturday afternoon.
The New York Times published a story Saturday in which Joseph Tacopina, Rodriguez's new attorney, alleged Levine had told Dr. Bryan Kelly, who was about to perform hip surgery on Rodriguez in January, "I don't ever want to see him on the field again."
"We will put up, mark my words, we will put up," Tacopina told ESPNNewYork.com on Saturday. "[Levine] is always a very big talker, but he is going to be humbled eventually. He is acting in a way that if his bosses and superiors and the Steinbrenner family have any sense of decency, if they are true to what the Yankees' heritage is, they would be appalled with how their president is acting. We will put up."
Asked if the relationship between Rodriguez and the Yankees was now irreparably damaged, Levine said, "I still think Alex is a good player in a tough situation, and he continues to make the wrong choices in his life. I just wish he would start to make some better choices."
If he really did leak the information on other players then guess what he just cost himself that contract as he will get the lifetime ban.
According to the CBA, any allegations of PED use are to be handled privately before a player's name is made public. If A-Rod and/or his associates gave MLB investigators documents including Braun's and Cervelli's names, that would be a direct violation of the CBA.
I agree. I'm not an A-Rod fan but frick the Yankees for throwing their own player under the bus because they were stupid enough to give him that contract.
Lets be honest, the Yankees are just pissed they got to eat this contract. I sort of have a new respect for "Take Money".