Alex Rodriguez just spoke to Mike Francesa on the radio and gave more of his side of the story.
Rodriguez said he was presented with two options today: A seven-day rehab plan or a five-day rehab plan, and he chose the shorter of the two.
“Obviously I’m very, very disappointed,” he said.”I thought tomorrow night would be the perfect night to come back and get in the lineup. … I made it very clear to everyone I spoke to that I’m ready to go and I’ve had plenty of at-bats.”
Asked whether he trusts the Yankees, Rodriguez paused before answering.
“Umm, I’d rather not get into that,” he said.”I’m just frustrated I’m not on the field tomorrow, and I’ll leave it at that.”
• On the possibility of filing a grievance against the Yankees: “I haven’t even thought about a grievance. I didn’t even know I could do that.”
• On why he had a lawyer on today’s conference call with Brian Cashman and Randy Levine: “Just want to make sure everything is documented properly.”
• On using Dr. Michael Gross, who Rodriguez acknowledged having never met: “I liked what I heard from him, and I went with that.”