Selena Roberts is on the MLB Network right now, answering questions from Bob Costas about the SI story. Among other things, she said that she gave A-Rod every opportunity to refute the story and traveled to Miami to talk with him in person on Thursday.
That means Rodriguez knew that SI had uncovered his positive test two days ago. Yet The Journal News has learned the Yankees knew nothing about the story until this morning because Rodriguez did not call them to let them know what was coming.
Why didn’t he let the Yankees know? No one knows for sure. But it’s hardly a stretch to think he wasn’t interested in answering the obvious questions that everyone – you, me and surely Yankees officials – would want answered.
Update: Roberts just said there are no other names of players in the upcoming magazine story. She said she uncovered this information while working on a profile/feature on Rodriguez. She noted, correctly, that depending on how the California court case works out, the other 103 names very well might be made public in the future anyway.