Results tagged ‘ Basic Agreement ’

Cash responds to A-Rod’s quest for 2nd opinion

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman issued a statement Wednesday regarding reports that Alex Rodriguez had Dr. Michael Gross, an orthopedic surgeon from Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, review the MRI on the third baseman’s left quadriceps muscle.

“I heard via a text message this afternoon from Alex Rodriguez that he had retained a doctor to review his medical situation. In media reports, we have since learned that the doctor in question has acknowledged that he did not examine Mr. Rodriguez and that he was not retained to do a comprehensive medical examination of Mr. Rodriguez. Contrary to the Basic Agreement, Mr. Rodriguez did not notify us at any time that he was seeking a second opinion from any doctor with regard to his quad strain.

“As you know, it is the Yankees’ desire to have Alex return to the lineup as soon as possible. And we have done everything to try and accomplish this.

“As early as Friday, July 12, when I suggested to Alex that we move his rehab from Tampa to Triple-A Scranton [at Buffalo], Alex complained for the first time of ‘tightness’ in his quad and therefore refused to consent to the transfer of his assignment. Again, last Sunday, Alex advised that he had stiffness in his quad and should not play Sunday or Monday. We sent Alex to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for an MRI which evidenced a Grade 1 strain.

“As always, we will follow the rules and regulations set forth in the Basic Agreement, and will again re-evaluate Alex in Tampa [Thursday] as our goal is to return him to the lineup as soon as he is medically capable of doing so.”

Big-league life on road has hazzards

One of the time-honored axioms of life on the road, particularly in New York City, in the major leagues is that nothing good happens at 2 o’clock in the morning. That held true in the wee hours Friday when Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested for aggravated harassment.

Young was released on bail and was placed on the restricted list by the Tigers, who played short-handed Friday night in their 7-6 loss to the Yankees. Saturday, Detroit recalled infielder Danny Worth from Triple A Toledo to take Young’s place on the 25-man roster.

Young’s arrest stemmed from an incident in front of the Tigers’ team hotel in Manhattan in which he allegedly had an altercation with a panhandler and a group of tourists who apparently were also staying at the hotel. Young was taken to a local hospital before his arraignment on the charges. That the incident was alcohol-related allowed the Tigers to place him on the restricted list, according to the Basic Agreement.

It was another early-season blow for the Tigers, who got off to a sizzling start at 9-3 and seemed poised to run away with the American League Central title but have lost seven of their past eight games, including five in a row prior to Saturday’s 4:05 p.m. start at Yankee Stadium.