Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

A-Rod rebuffed by Yankees, MLB

Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees turned down requests Saturday to meet with Alex Rodriguez’s camp and the union about the embattled star’s expected drug penalty, two people familiar with the talks told The Associated Press.

Seattle Times news services

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees turned down requests Saturday to meet with Alex Rodriguez’s camp and the union about the embattled star’s expected drug penalty, two people familiar with the talks told The Associated Press.

The overtures were made two days before MLB was poised to hand Rodriguez a lengthy suspension for his part in the Biogenesis case.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, was in Trenton, N.J., playing what could be his last game in a while. He started a double play, then drew a walk in the first inning while on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment with the Class AA Thunder. He was scheduled to be off Sunday.

Before Rodriguez took the field, his side reached out to the Yankees and union head Michael Weiner contacted Rob Manfred, MLB executive vice president. The Yankees and MLB said they had no interest in such talks. There was always the chance, however, that further negotiations could take place at the last minute.

Notes

• The New York Mets placed third baseman David Wright on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI revealed a strain in his right hamstring that they expect will sideline him for two to four weeks. Outfielder Mike Baxter was recalled from Class AAA Las Vegas.

• Yankees manager Joe Girardi is giving shortstop Derek Jeter two games off to rest his sore right leg.

• The Astros will recall right-hander Brad Peacock from Class AAA Oklahoma City to start Sunday’s series finale with the Twins.

• The Athletics recalled right-hander Evan Scribner before Saturday’s game against the Rangers and sent left-hander Tommy Milone to Class AAA Sacramento.

• The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder B.J. Upton from the 15-day disabled list and put catcher Gerald Laird on the DL.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►