Entangled in Major League Baseball’s latest steroid scandal, third baseman Alex Rodriguez hopes to rejoin the New York Yankees once he recovers from his Jan. 16 hip surgery.
“I am conducting two rehab sessions each and every day in an effort to get back on the field and rejoin my Yankees teammates,” Rodriguez, through a spokesman, told the New York Post on Thursday. “I think we have a great team and I want to be a part of it.
“Right now I’m dedicating 100 percent of my energy and focus on my rehabilitation,” the 37-year-old added.
Subsequent to the explosive Miami New Times report linking Rodriguez—who is rehabbing in New York and expected back no sooner than June or July—and other major leaguers to alleged South Florida performance-enhancing drug distributor Anthony Bosch, ESPN reported that the Yankees were quietly exploring ways to void the five years and $114 million remaining on the three-time AL MVP’s contract.
The Yankees have refused to comment on Rodriguez’s purported dealings with Bosch, who is being investigated by MLB and the federal government.