(AP) A-Rod says he’s ready to rejoin Yanks, play Monday
By RONALD BLUM and ROB MAADDI
AP Sports Writers
Alex Rodriguez brushed aside any worries about a pending suspension, saying he’s headed to Chicago and plans to play for the New York Yankees on Monday night.
Rodriguez said would fly out Sunday – no one disclosed the site – and then travel to Chicago, where the Yankees will play the White Sox.
No matter what else happens?
Major League Baseball and the Yankees turned down requests Saturday to meet with Rodriguez’s camp and the union about the embattled star’s expected drug penalty, two people familiar with the talks told The Associated Press.
The overtures were made two days before MLB was poised to hand Rodriguez a lengthy suspension for his part in the Biogenesis case. The two people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no public statements were authorized.