As the Alex Rodriguez saga continues to get stranger, there may now be a Collective Bargaining Agreement violation in the mix. According to a source, Rodriguez never informed the Yankees that he was getting a second opinion on his quadriceps.
According to the CBA: Prior to undergoing a “second evaluation,” a Player shall inform the Club in writing of his decision to seek a second medical opinion, and the name of the physician who will be performing the diagnosis and medical evaluation.
In the grand scheme of things, this may be fairly small, but it speaks to the disconnect between the club and the player. The team is pointing out that it was Rodriguez who first mentioned the quadriceps injury and didn’t want to play third base on Saturday. The MRI occurred the very next day, and now there seems to be a claim that the MRI should not — and did not — show anything wrong.