Most of A-Rod's owed money insured

Updated: December 4, 2012, 6:17 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

If Alex Rodriguez is unable to play in 2013, or in a worst-case scenario is forced to retire because of the hip injury that will require surgery next month, it would not be a total loss for the Yankees.

At least not financially. According to a baseball source with knowledge of the contract, the Yankees are insured for a good portion of the $114 million they owe Rodriguez over the next five seasons.

According to the source, who has worked on similar contracts, it is likely ...

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