Alex Rodriguez Misses Rehab Appearance; Faces Lifetime Ban


Oct 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez warms up before game four of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Rocky is no longer the term used to describe the relationship between Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees; it can be viewed more as dreadful.

Rodriguez was scheduled to make his seventh rehab start for the Single-A Tampa Yankees on Friday. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, A-Rod was a no-show for the game, later informing Yankees officials that he would not be playing.

Despite the game eventually being rained out, the organization was still bothered by the slugger’s decision to not make it to the game.

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, there is a possibility that Ryan Braun and Rodriguez could face lifetime bans from the MLB for their alleged involvement with performance-enhancing drugs and the Biogenesis scandal if each instance counts as a violation.

Suspensions are expected to be handed down concerning the Biogenesis case in the coming weeks, according to Sherman. Rodriguez has yet to make an appearance for the New York Yankees in 2013.