Four days after he was suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement, Alex Rodriguez met with the media for the first time at a promotional appearance in Mexico and said the ban will allow him to “rest mentally and physically.”
Rodriguez also expressed gratitude for the support he’s received from everyone from his Yankees teammates to “retired players and players that are in the Hall of Fame” and voiced sadness that his suspension ordeal has dominated headlines in recent days.
“It’s a very sad story,” said the three-time AL MVP, who appeared somber as he spoke in Spanish at a press conference to open a gym he’s affiliated with in Mexico City. “And we hope we can take it out of the newspapers and I hope we can start concentrating on all the good things the big league is doing with all the young players moving forward.”
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