Friday, February 27, 2009
No meeting yet for A-Rod, MLB
TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is still waiting to meet with Major League Baseball officials, who want to discuss his use of performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03 while with Texas.
MLB wants to speak with Rodriguez about security issues involving a trainer from the Dominican Republic and the cousin the three-time MVP said injected him with a banned substance called "boli."
Rodriguez didn't make the trip to Fort Myers for the Yankees spring training game Friday against Minnesota. Instead, he worked out with a group of players at Steinbrenner Field that included Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, Hidkei Matsui and Mark Teixeira.
After the workout, Rodriguez said no meeting was scheduled for Friday.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Rodriguez will play in spring training games Saturday and Sunday. Rodriguez then is scheduled to join the Dominican Republic national team to prepare for the World Baseball Classic.