The Early Lead: Alex Rodriguez


Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Alex Rodriguez suspension, PEDs: Thomas Boswell’s take

MLB certainly appears to have taken an ends-justifies-the-mean stance on their nail-him-to-the-wall hunt to get A-Rod.

By Missy Rosenberg  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, MLB

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

A-Rod walks out on grievance hearing, says he’s done with “this farce”

Alex Rodriguez’s representatives aren’t sure what’s next as he fights 211-game ban from baseball.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 10/02/2013

A-Rod claims Biogenesis founder duped him, report says (updated)

Yankees slugger is making his case at a grievance hearing over his 211-game suspension.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:04 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Ryan Dempster suspended 5 games for hitting A-Rod

Red Sox pitcher also was fined, as was Yankees Manager Joe Girardi.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Joe Girardi, Ryan Dempster

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Joe Girardi warns of "open season" on A-Rod if Ryan Dempster isn't suspended

Yankees manager continues to demand punishment for Red Sox starter.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Joe Girardi, Ryan Dempster

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Alex Rodriguez gets back at Red Sox, Joe Girardi gets mad

Ryan Dempster plunks embattled third baseman, who gets revenge with a homer as Yankees are fired up.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Joe Girardi, Ryan Dempster

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Mark Cuban rips Bud Selig's "mafia," A-Rod suspension

Dallas Mavericks owner says of the decision to suspend Alex Rodriguez 211 games "it's personal" with MLB.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Bud Selig, Mark Cuban

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Alex Rodriguez returns to Yankee Stadium for first time since 2012 playoffs

It's utterly impossible to know just what kind of reception he'll get in the Bronx.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:43 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Alex Rodriguez jeered in 1-for-4 return to Yankees

No one said continuing to play during an appeal would be easy.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Ozzie Guillen says Madonna is to blame for A-Rod's troubles

It's an intriguing theory that explains the slugger's problems as well as anything.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:18 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Madonna, Ozzie Guillen

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 08/05/2013

A-Rod suspension: What happens next?

Yankees and their third baseman will focus on baseball as usual.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:43 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/04/2013

A-Rod, facing likely MLB suspension, says "I'm flying to Chicago" to join Yankees

Third baseman is expected to join Yankees and learn his punishment Monday.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis, Major League Baseball

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Alex Rodriguez, others could be suspended by end of week, report says

Yankees third baseman expected to get toughest penalty in Biogenesis case.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 07/25/2013

A-Rod to Yankees: "Enough doctors, let's play"

Slugger seemingly attempts to put the week's feud behind him.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:21 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/24/2013

A-Rod may face a ban or suspension but that's only the beginning

Yankee slugger is likely to put up a fight over any MLB punishment.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis, Ryan Braun

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/23/2013

As A-Rod waits, Rivera and Pettitte express support

Third basemen may be among the next to be punished by Major League Baseball

By Cindy Boren  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Baseball, Mariano Rivera, Ryan Braun

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Ryan Braun didn't answer MLB questions; A-Rod to do the same, reports say

Punishment, ESPN reports, in Biogenesis case could come after All-Star break.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:18 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis, Ryan Braun

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/03/2013

A-Rod hitless in first rehab game on his road back to Yankees

New York media points out that he's in October form.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Yankees' Cashman tells A-Rod to shut up; A-Rod replies (updated)

General manager adds an expletive for good measure after third baseman tweets that he's been cleared to play.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Brian Cashman, New York Yankees

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Yankees wait to learn A-Rod's fate in Biogenesis case

Investigation could bring 100-game suspension for third baseman.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Joe Girardi, New York Yankees

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Yankees' opening day: Expect an A-Rod sighting

No one has forgotten Alex Rodriguez's big contract or his disappearance in the playoffs last year.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, MLB, New York Yankees, opening day

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/13/2012

121212 concert: Adam Sandler skewers Mark Sanchez, A-Rod

The butt fumble by New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez found its way into a song by Adam Sandler, who didn't forget the Yankees, Knicks or Nets, either.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Isiah Thomas, Mark Sanchez

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Alex Rodriguez to have hip surgery, miss 4-6 months (updated)

After a disappointing season in which he was benched in the playoffs, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reportedly will have hip surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:57 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees