Alex Rodriguez is one of 20 players expected to receive a supsension from Major League Baseball due to an alleged connection with Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch. In an interview with CNN earlier this week, Rodriguez denied negotiating a plea deal with the league and said he just wants to let the process play out.
He also had a reasonable take on what he can contribute to the Yankees (if he's able to play). A-Rod knows he is far past his prime, but still sees himself as a potential contributor in the middle of the batting lineup.
"Look, there's no hiding it. I'm not a spring chicken anymore. I'm not 28. I'm going to be 38 here in July. But I do think I can contribute," Rodriguez said.
"I think I can be a force in the middle lineup, a big right-handed bat for our team, but I'm at a different stage of my career. Is it realistic to go out and hit 40, 50 home runs? I don't think so. But can I go out and have nights like I did last night and do that several times a week? I think so."
Rodriguez homered and went 2-for-4 in a minor league game this week. He's been 5-for-28 at the plate in the minors. Still, there's a hope for the Yankees that he could be back to the majors as early as next week.