A doctor retained by Alex Rodriguez for a second opinion — one that contradicted the New York Yankees' diagnosis of his leg injury Wednesday — was reprimanded this year by New Jersey's board of medical examiners over steroid prescriptions.
Even if you're not a big baseball fan, you've probably heard that former National League MVP Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season in connection with the MLB's probe into performance enhancing drugs (PEDS). Many feel the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is next.
I think it's safe to say we've moved past the point where we get surprised when professional athletes get caught up in performance-enhancing drug scandals. The latest one in Miami involves a doctor, a handful of well-known baseball players and a boatload of HGH.
Yankees third-basemen Alex Rodriguez has been a lightning rod since the turn of the month. A-Rod's bat has a tendency to go quiet once the playoffs begin, and this year it has been no exception. He has been moved down in the lineup and even benched one game.
Alex Rodriguez hit his 300th home run with the Yankees, Russell Martin and Steve Pearce also homered, and New York regained sole possession of first place in the AL East by defeating the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Friday night.
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