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MLB Roundup: Rodriguez not talking about clinic ties

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez issued a statement Thursday saying he's not ready to discuss his alleged connection with former Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch.

"Myself and others are being mentioned in a media report before the process is even concluded," Rodriguez said. "I would hope this thing would follow the guidelines of our Basic Agreement. I will monitor the situation and comment when appropriate.

"As I have said previously, I am working out every day to get back on the field and help the Yankees win a championship. I am down here doing my job and working hard and will continue to do so until I'm back playing."

Rodriguez's statement comes days after an ESPN report that said MLB will seek to suspend the former All-Star and about 20 others linked to anti-clinic Biogenesis of America and Bosch.

---Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy was placed on the disabled list Thursday with a broken rib and will miss four to six weeks.

Peavy, 32, was pasted for six runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings Tuesday as he tried to pitch through discomfort felt while playing catch the day before. An MRI on Wednesday revealed a non-displaced fracture on the left side of his chest. Peavy is 6-4 with a 4.30 ERA in 11 starts this season.

The White Sox also optioned Brian Omogrosso to Triple-A. The righty was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA in 11 relief appearances.

To replace the pitchers, Chicago called up right-handed pitchers Deunte Heath and Ramon Troncoso.

---Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.

Moreland had an MRI in Arlington and was examined by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. He could be out more than 15 days, depending on how the strain responds to treatment. Moreland is batting .288 with 12 home runs and 29 RBIs. He suffered the injury legging out a double during the Rangers' 3-2 win on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox.

To replace Moreland, the Rangers purchased the contract of first baseman Chris McGuiness from Triple-A Round Rock, where he batted .275 with six home runs and 34 RBIs.
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