On December 4th, we suggested that Arod’s career could be over. This latest PED fiasco now appears even more likely to turn the centaur into Elmer’s Glue.


The New York Daily News, citing sources, reported Thursday that A-Rod is “unlikely to ever wear the pinstripes again.”

“I don’t know why he would want to go through the pain of rehabbing and trying to play up to the caliber of player he was, and come back to a game where nobody wants him,” an MLB official told the paper. “If he did that, he’d be a part-time player and presumably unable to achieve any of the incentive clauses in the contract or even the milestones.”

ESPN reported Tuesday the Yankees were looking to void A-Rod’s contract. Rodriguez is expected to meet with MLB’s Department of Investigation to discuss the latest PED allegations, according to the New York Post.

Citing sources, the Daily News reported A-Rod’s hip situation “will likely derail his playing career, leaving him in such a diminished role that he may consider a settlement or an outright retirement.”

The Bombers have a big incentive for A-Rod to disappear. If he doesn’t play again due to a career-ending injury, about 85 percent of the $114 million he’s owed by the team would be covered by insurance, according to one of the executives who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

New York also might be able to free itself from having the $27.5 million average annual value of Rodriguez’s contract count in its luxury tax payroll in each of the next five seasons, a key factor as the Yankees try to get under the $189 million threshold in 2014.

If Rodriguez is on the disabled list, his contract is included. But if he’s on the voluntary retired list, it would not be part of the total.

Full article is worth the read.