Update: A-Rod hitless in latest minor league rehab gameBy
10:27pm: A-Rod will not be disciplined for failing to show up to yesterday’s game, reports Andrew Marchand. Alex expects his rehab to move up to Double-A Trenton or Triple-A Scranton following tomorrow’s game, but it’ll have to be Trenton since the Triple-A squad will be off for the All-Star break early next week.
7:14pm: In his latest minor league rehab game with High-A Tampa, Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, a ground ball to short, and a hit-by-pitch. He played seven innings at third base and had to make just one play, charging in for a weakly hit ground ball that went for an infield single. Alex is not scheduled to play to second game of their doubleheader.
In other news, Joel Sherman reports A-Rod never did show up to the stadium for yesterday’s rehab game with Tampa even though it was rained out. He had his interview with MLB’s Biogenesis task force before the game. Alex didn’t show up, but he still bought the team a spread from an upscale steakhouse according to the Twitter accounts of his various temporary teammates (like Dietrich Enns). This whole thing has gone from annoying to hilariously stupid at this point.