Alex Rodriguez met with reporters for a few minutes this morning and offered no new information on when he’ll meet with federal investigators. He did say that he was aware of Anthony Galea’s assertion that he had treated A-Rod, and while he wouldn’t confirm whether that was true, he said, “I’m at ease, no matter what.”
A-Rod has been reasonable in dealing with the questions surrounding this situation, and when asked if he wasn’t saying much because he didn’t want to or because he had been told to keep quiet, A-Rod smiled. “I think the latter,” he said.
Earlier, Francisco Cervelli talked about his concussion and said this latest blow was in the “same spot” as the one he suffered during winter ball. He also revealed that, in addition to these two recent concussions, he suffered one in 2005 in the Gulf Coast League and maybe one more. Asked for details about that fourth one, Cervelli said he couldn’t remember. He joked that he has a “hard head” but that many concussions at age 24 is certainly something to monitor. When someone asked if he was feeling symptoms today, Cervelli said, “It’s not dizzy, it’s not headaches. It’s just … not a lot of energy.” Cervelli will catch a bullpen and hit today, and he seemed determined to play in a game on Friday.
In other injury news, Chan Ho Park estimated he threw about 35 pitches and reported that “everything else is very good.” He would like to pitch in a game soon.
UPDATE, 10:20 a.m.: Since I know everyone loves the Cisco kid, here’s the audio from Cervelli’s interview this morning. I know he wants to get back out there as soon as possible but that’s a lot of head injuries for a kid so young. Better to be cautious.