A-Rod Failed 2006 Stimulant Test
Source: Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports
Rodriguez spokesman Lanny Davis denied the player tested positive, the paper said. Ron Berkowitz, another Rodriguez spokesman, said Monday he expected his client’s representatives would comment later in the day.
The three-time AL MVP was allowed to keep playing until arbitrator Fredric Horowitz decides a grievance filed by the players’ association to overturn the penalty.
Sports Illustrated reported in February 2009 that Rodriguez tested positive for steroids during MLB’s anonymous survey in 2003, and A-Rod said two days later he used banned substances while playing with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03.