John Lackey on Alex Rodriguez: ‘How is he still playing?’
|08.16.13 at 10:11 am ET|
Red Sox pitcher John Lackey told the Boston Globe that he has an issue with the fact that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is playing while he appeals his 211-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy.
“I’ve got a problem with it. You bet I do,” Lackey told the Globe. “How is he still playing? He obviously did something and he’s playing. I’m not sure that’s right . . . It’s pretty evident he’s been doing stuff for a lot of years I’ve been facing him.”
Lackey added that he isn’t the only one on the team who has a problem with Rodriguez’ status.
“Sure, we talk about it,” he said. “But talking to the media about it is a little bit different. People have strong feelings.
“He took me deep the first time I faced him as a rookie, and he admitted to doing stuff back then. There are a lot of things I want back from him.”
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