In an interview with Mike Francesa, Alex Rodriguez‘ examining doctor, Dr. Michael Gross, the chief of orthopedics at Hackensack Medical Center, claimed that on second opinion, Rodriguez was ready to play. After reading his MRI this morning, Gross says there is no injury, and believes he is healthy and ready to play.
Many have speculated that the Yankees want Rodriguez to stay on the disabled list until the Biogenesis suspensions are handed down. In this case, they would continue to receive salary relief for his missing time while on the disabled list. Although I’m no expert on the law, if the Yankees did indeed push back Rodriguez’ return based on a blatantly false medical diagnosis, things become incredible sketchy with the insurance situation.