New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez knows about his legal issues off the baseball field; one that has him appealing MLB's decision to suspend him for 211 games due to the ongoing Biogenesis case that alleges he purchases and used performance enhancing drugs from the Miami clinic.
In his ongoing battle with the league, Rodriguez has hired two top attorneys in the country; David Cornwell, who was Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun's attorney who got him off of the 50-game suspension for a failed drug test. Rodriguez also hired well-known criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina, who has made public statements saying that Yankees team president Randy Levine told A-Rod's surgeon Dr. Bryan Kelly that he never wanted to see him on the field again before he performed the surgery back in January.
While this has been going off the field, Rodriguez has been focusing on baseball activities only and even told Tacopina and all of his handlers that they needed to tone down the attacks on Major League Baseball and the Yankees.
“I’m shutting it all down, I’m shutting it all down,” Rodriguez told reporters before sitting out Wednesday night’s game against Toronto at the Stadium. He was referring to the attacks and legal threats he and his representatives have lobbed repeatedly for weeks at Major League Baseball and the Yankees. “The focus is to be back on the field. There are so many great stories going on in baseball, and for us, we really just want to focus on playing good baseball, and 100 percent have all the questions be about baseball. If there’s any question in the future that are not about baseball, the interview will end at that moment.”
"I have a lot of respect for Big Papi, but for me I'm just laser-focused on the mission at hand, and that’s a big three-game series against Tampa. I don't know about that. I just know that we feel pretty good, but we've gotta keep getting better," Rodriguez said. "We've got a lot of work to do. Every game is precious, and we just want to keep taking small bites at it."
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