Alex Rodriguez offered an update on his situation this morning, saying that his lawyers have begun working with federal investigators to schedule a time for A-Rod to be interviewed about his involvement with tainted Canadian doctor Anthony Galea. “They’re working to schedule something that allows me to cooperate, and get my work in,” A-Rod said.
Rodriguez’s preference is for the interview to take place in Tampa – other interviews with players have been conducted near spring training sites – and the Yankees do have an off-day coming up on Monday, so that could be an easy answer. A-Rod said he anticipated hearing from his attorneys sooner than later and is looking forward to getting the matter behind him. “I think the key thing to remember about this is that it’s an investigation about someone else,” he said. He added, “I don’t really focus on that. I’m really focused on our team and on Boston Opening Day.”
In non-PED news, Rodriguez said his hip is feeling good and that he’s been careful not to overdo it this spring. He’ll have to see surgeon Marc Philippon for a follow-up and likely “take some pictures” of the hip at some point in the future, but doesn’t think that will have to happen until the All-Star break or some time when the Yankees are out west.