Brian Cashman Tells Alex Rodriguez To “Shut The Bleep Up”
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman caused a little bit of a stir on Tuesday night, when he instructed Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez to "shut the bleep up".
Cashman, apparently really upset over about a tweet Rodriguez made to update his rehab process, told ESPN New York "You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]. "Alex should just shut the f--- up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now."
Rodriguez, who has only had a Twitter account for about three weeks, tweeted, along with an Instagram photo, that he was cleared to begin playing in rehab games by Dr. Bryan Kelly.
The problem is that Kelly in not the team doctor. He was the doctor that performed the hip surgery on Rodriguez, but he's not affiliated with the team, and nobody from the Yankees has cleared Rodriguez.
The 37-year old Rodriguez, who is a 14-time All-Star, and a three-time Most Valuable Player, underwent arthroscopic surgery in his hip to repair a torn labrum on January 16, marking the second time after four years that he had the surgery. He was expected to be activated to play some time after the All-Star break.
Last season, in 122 games, Rodriguez hit a .272, with 18 home runs, and 57 RBI's.
During his 19-year career, Rodriguez, who broke in with the Seattle Mariners back in 1994, has hit a .300, while accumulating 2,901 hits, 647 homers, 1,950 RBI's, and 318 stolen bases.
He currently ranks fifth, all-time, for most home runs in Major League Baseball history, 13 homers behind fourth place, and the great Willie Mays.
Rodriguez, who admitted to using banned substances, from 2001-2003, while with the Texas Rangers, is among the names who have appeared in several documents in MLB's investigation into Anthony Bosch, the head of the Biogenesis lab that has been accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs to players.