Thursday, August 1, 2013
The latest on A-Rod
By Andrew Marchand
TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez showed at the Yankees' minor league facility at 9 a.m. for his simulated game. He is expected to complete a minor league rehab game this morning.
THE LATEST NEWS: A-Rod's representatives are talking with MLB about a possible settlement, T.J. Quinn reports. If he comes to an agreement, Rodriguez would avoid the threat of a lifetime ban and preserve at least some of the nearly $100 million the Yankees owe him through 2017.
BUCK SHOT:Buck Showalter complained that the Yankees are going to save a lot of money toward the luxury tax and revenue sharing if A-Rod is suspended. The result? Showalter said Matt Wieters will be a Yankee after the 2015 season.
WHAT'S NEXT: If Rodriguez is not suspended today, then he is expected in Trenton, N.J., on Friday to play for the Double-A Thunder. However, a ruling or a settlement by Selig could prevent that from happening.