A new, unflattering biography of Alex Rodriguez reportedly says he may have used steroids as early as high school and even after he joined the New York Yankees.
Rodriguez admitted in February to using steroids while with the Texas Rangers from 2001 to 2003 but insisted he stopped before he was traded to the Yankees in February 2004. He brushed off a question Thursday about details from Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts' upcoming book "A-Rod" that cast doubt on his earlier statements.
"I'm not going there," he said after homering in an extended spring training intrasquad game in Tampa, Fla. Rodriguez has been rehabbing from hip surgery in March and hasn't played for the Yankees this season.
HAMILTON STILL OUT: Josh Hamilton expects to remain out of the Texas Rangers lineup until at least next week even though his strained left rib cage muscle is feeling better after medication and treatment.
While Hamilton felt better, he cautioned that he had not yet resumed baseball activity.
WEAVER IS BACK: The Los Angeles Dodgers purchased the contract of right-hander Jeff Weaver from Class AAA Albuquerque. This is his second stint with the Dodgers. He pitched for them during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, going 27-24 with a 4.11 ERA in 68 starts.
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