New York Yankees rumors state Alex Rodriguez's contract could get voided. According to a report from ESPN on Tuesday night (Jan. 29), the team is eyeing ways to void A-Rod's contract. It's hard to blame them, especially since Rodriguez is still due $114 million over the next five years. That makes him one of the highest paid players in the game, but his second hip surgery suggests Rodriguez might not be worth it.
The mere fact that the franchise is exploring its options with Rodriguez's contract shows how far his stock has slipped. The reason his contract is being looked at is that Rodriguez has been linked to performance-enhancing drugs again. There is a MLB investigation going on, spurred by a Miami New Times report that several current players were on a list of clinic users. This also isn't the first time that Rodriguez has been accused of using PEDs, so maybe the team is just tired of it.
Under his contract with the team, Rodriguez could have violated it by "taking treatment from an outside doctor without the team's authorization." The investigation is also looking into whether he purchased controlled substances and in the process broke the law. Those are pretty big things, which really makes these New York Yankees rumors seem substantial. It's important to also point out that it hasn't been proven that Rodriguez did anything wrong yet.
It doesn't seem likely that Alex Rodriguez's contract will be voided, but that won't stop fans from pining over who the team could sign if the Yankees were able to save the money.