Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: Teixeira out for season, Yankees hash out A-Rod drama on hectic day from New York to Tampa

  • Article by: MIKE FITZPATRICK , AP Sports Writer
  • Last update: June 27, 2013 - 12:40 AM

The status of A-Rod's rehabilitation, however, became a major point of contention this week.

The star third baseman posted Tuesday evening on Twitter that his hip surgeon had cleared him to play in rehab games, a move that angered Cashman because Rodriguez has not been cleared by team doctors yet — a point the general manager had just explained to reporters the day before.

Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com that "Alex should just shut ... up," punctuating his comment with a profanity.

"I regret the choice of words I used," Cashman said Wednesday, later adding: "I think we're both at fault."

Cashman said Steinbrenner spoke with Rodriguez when the owner was working out in the weight room at the team's complex in Tampa, where Rodriguez has been rehabbing lately.

Cashman said Steinbrenner reiterated to A-Rod that injury information should be announced by the team, not individual players on social media.

"Alex grabbed Hal and they had a conversation. Hal reiterated about — he did it in a more professional way maybe than I did — but about managing from the top down rather than from the bottom up, which obviously is how I reacted from yesterday's tweeting and contradicting statements and things of that nature," Cashman said. "He got the message, I know that."

Cashman said the Yankees want a healthy A-Rod back at third base as soon as possible, and dismissed the notion that the club would rather he not hurry back because it could collect insurance on his hefty salary, or because he could be facing a suspension from Major League Baseball for his alleged involvement in the Biogenesis drug scandal.

"False and false," Cashman said.

Rodriguez did not stop to speak with reporters Wednesday when he drove into the team's minor league complex in Tampa.

"I will continue to work hard until my efforts get me back in pinstripes and help my team win," he said in a statement. "The tweet was pure excitement about Dr. Kelly's prognosis."

Cashman initially said Rodriguez did not get back to him after he tried to contact the slugger Tuesday night, but just before the first pitch Wednesday, Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo told reporters that Rodriguez called Cashman around 5:30 p.m., and spoke with the GM and team president Randy Levine.

Zillo said they spoke for nearly 30 minutes and everyone "fully understands the protocol and processes in place."

"It was a constructive, healthy conversation. Everybody is on the same page and we're all going to communicate and work together to get Alex back as quickly as possible," Zillo said. "They're all back on track."

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions
Final123456789RHE
Minnesota «2011000329120
Colorado0000100023132
@Ballpark Replay
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:K.Correia(5-11) L:T.Matzek(1-4)
HR: MIN- E.Escobar (3) COL- None

ADVERTISEMENT

Chicago WSox - WP: S. Carroll 6 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: Z. McAllister 2
Atlanta - WP: M. Minor 11 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 6
NY Yankees - WP: S. Greene 3 FINAL
Baltimore - LP: C. Tillman 0
Arizona - WP: W. Miley 2 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong 0
St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright 10 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 2
Miami - LP: M. Dunn 4 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: V. Black 5
Boston - LP: J. Peavy 2 FINAL
Houston - WP: J. Fields 3
Minnesota - WP: K. Correia 9 FINAL
Colorado - LP: T. Matzek 3
Toronto - LP: D. Hutchison 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 10
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 5 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: J. Shields 1
Washington - WP: R. Detwiler 5 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: J. Diekman 3
Pittsburgh - WP: J. Wilson 6 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover 5
LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver 5 FINAL
Texas - LP: M. Mikolas 2
San Diego - LP: K. Quackenbush 0 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: K. Jansen 1
Oakland - LP: J. Chavez 2 FINAL
Seattle - WP: H. Iwakuma 6
Colorado 3 FINAL
Philadelphia 3
Houston 2 FINAL
Toronto FC 4
Columbus 1 FINAL
Red Bull New York 4
Chicago 1 FINAL
New England 0
Sporting Kansas City 2 FINAL
Montreal 1
Chivas USA 3 FINAL
Vancouver FC 1
Real Salt Lake 0 FINAL
Los Angeles 1
Winnipeg 34 FINAL
Montreal 33
Ottawa 11 FINAL
Edmonton 27
Calgary 34 FINAL
Toronto 15
Brt Columbia 26 FINAL
Saskatchewan 13
Atlanta 93 FINAL
Indiana 74
Washington 91 FINAL
Tulsa 74
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: What are you most looking forward to during All-Star festivities?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close