READING, Pa. — Embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez admitted he failed to show up for a scheduled rehab game Friday but said his absence hasn’t kept him from having “productive conversations” with the Yankees.
“Whatever I do with the organization, I will definitely keep private. But I will tell you I think over the last several weeks we have had very productive conversations and I think we’re all aligned to come back on time and healthy,” Rodriguez said before going 2-for-4 with a home run in his rehab game with the Double-A Trenton Thunder on Monday.
On Friday, Rodriguez met with investigators from Major League Baseball, who questioned him about his involvement in the Biogenesis case. After the meeting, Rodriguez was supposed to head to George M. Steinbrenner Field for the Class A Tampa Yankees’ game, but team executives in New York were left wondering why he was a no-show.
The New York Post first reported that Rodriguez was AWOL prior to the rainout.
When asked whether there was any conflict between he and the organization, Rodriguez said, “Not that I know of.”
Source: Ian Begley, ESPN New York