July 27, 2013 11:00 AM
Brian Cashman's expression said it all. Every time Alex Rodriguez's name was mentioned, the Yankees GM appeared as if he might get sick. The subject was the third baseman's claim that his left quadriceps really isn't injured, but it could have been any one several topics: Rodriguez's alleged performance-enhancing drug use, his pesky Twitter and radio appearances or his knack for creating tabloid headlines. Alex Rodriguez's strained relationship with the Yankees hit another low when he kept pushing to be activated from the disabled list and New York kept pushing back. Now, the Yankees intend to discipline A-Rod for seeking a second medical opinion without their permission, a person familiar with the team's deliberations said. A person familiar with the team's deliberations said the New York Yankees intend to discipline Alex Rodriguez for seeking a second medical opinion on his injured leg without their permission. The Associated Press reports that no statements were authorized but a fine appeared to be the most likely option.