More problems for A-Rod

As if the steroids thing wasn’t bad enough, now Alex Rodriguez has to deal with a hip injury…a cyst. It’s just one more roadblock for him this season and one more distraction for the Yankees.

At least the hip issue is something that’s out of A-Rod’s control…it’s not his fault. His problem with diarrhea of the mouth, however, is his fault. Good thing his teammates are used to it by now.

A-Rod’s teammates unfazed by words

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — When word of Alex Rodriguez’s gushing praise for the Mets’ Jose Reyes traveled back to Yankees camp, Johnny Damon didn’t wince.

Before leaving the Dominican Republic club to have his right hip checked out in Colorado, Rodriguez told reporters on Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla., that he wished Reyes and his fleet legs were on the Yankees’ roster.

Of course, what appeared to be an innocuous compliment would complicate the Yankees’ mix, were it to become reality. Not only is Reyes a shortstop, playing a position manned by Derek Jeter, but he’d also probably overtake Damon as the club’s leadoff hitter.

“I don’t take offense to it,” Damon said. “I know how great of a player Jose Reyes is. We have different playing types. I’ve been around and done some pretty good things in this game. I feel like I still can. Hopefully, I have five more [years] in me, but barring injuries, he probably has another 10-15.”…

Checking in at his George M. Steinbrenner Field locker before playing in Team USA’s exhibition against the Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., Jeter issued a quick no-comment.

“I’ve got nothing to say, man,” Jeter said.

Sometimes I really wish A-Rod had nothing to say, man.


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