Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez recently joined Twitter, but his move to social media has already cost him within the Yankees organization. The team’s general manager, Brian Cashman, is livid with the third baseman for tweeting out that he’s been cleared to play in games.
On Tuesday, Rodriguez tweeted, “Visit from Dr. Kelly over the weekend, who gave me the best news – the green light to play games again!”
No harm done right? Not exactly, and once the word got to Brian Cashman he wasn’t afraid to express his opinion on the matter.
“You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman told ESPN New York. “Alex should just shut the f— up. That’s it. I’m going to call Alex now.”
Rodriguez hasn’t been on the Yankees’ good side in a while and it seems things can only get worse going forward. He hasn’t played in a single game this season and he’s currently being investigated by the MLB for performance-enhancing drugs that could end with another long suspension.
“A-Rod” has quickly gone from being a fan favorite at Yankee Stadium to one of the most hated players in all of baseball. His huge contract has also become an issue as his production at the plate has completely fallen off over the past few years.
Rodriguez was once a lock for the Hall of Fame, but now he may not even reach the ballot due to his involvement with steroid allegations that all began once he joined the Yankees.
Through it all, the Yankees have shown their support for the struggling slugger but it’s all beginning to boil over in the front office and his tweet may have triggered it all. There’s no telling how long the “Bronx Bombers” have been upset with Rodriguez, but it may stem from the 2012 postseason when Rodriguez was benched after news broke out that he asked for a lady’s number during Game 1 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers.
Do you think Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez has pushed the New York Yankees into a corner with his off-the-field issues and inability to stay healthy?
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