The New York Yankees
fined third baseman Alex Rodriguez
more than $150,000, ESPNNewYork.com reported.
Rodriguez was assessed the fine for missing a July 12 meeting with Major League Baseball officials to discuss his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal and seeking a second medical opinion on an injury without notifying the team first.
Rodriguez has been playing since Monday after appealing a 211-game suspension stemming from his associations with Biogenesis.
A letter written by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was reportedly hand-delivered to Rodriguez before Friday's game against the visiting Detroit Tigers
. Part of it reads: "The club contemplates discipline for your most recent violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement." The letter does not specify how the dollar figure was settled on, but the $153,846 amount equates to one day's pay under Rodriguez's contract, in which he makes $28 million this year.
---Former major leaguer Jack Clark, who accused Albert Pujols
of taking performance-enhancing drugs, was fired Saturday from his new radio show on WGNU 920-AM.
The radio station abruptly announced it was pulling the plug on Clark's show, co-hosted by Kevin Slaten, after just seven shows.
In his first week on his St. Louis show, Clark not only accused Pujols of being a "juicer," he also said Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander showed signs of using PEDs.
---Toronto Blue Jays right-handed starter Josh Johnson
cleared waivers, according to CBSSports.com.
Johnson can be traded to any team, though not probable. He was one of the best pitchers in the major leagues a few years ago but has struggled with injuries in recent years and carries a hefty salary. He is also not having a good year, performance-wise.
Johnson makes $13.75 million this season. He is 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA and is allowing opponents to bat .305 against him.
---Toronto Blue Jays left-handed pitcher Juan Perez
was placed on the 60-day disabled list Saturday with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.
The club recalled right-hander Mickey Storey
from Class AAA Buffalo.
Perez, who is 1-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 19 appearances this year, left in the seventh inning of Friday's 14-6 loss to the Oakland A's after throwing 56 pitches in 1 2/3 innings of relief. He allowed five runs -- all earned -- four hits, two walks and struck out three.
Perez is 1-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 19 relief appearances this year.
---Former major leaguer and area scout Johnny Logan died Friday. He was 86.
Logan, a four-time All-Star, played 13 seasons in the major leagues. He batted .268 with 93 home runs. The shortstop played for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates
. He received MVP votes each year from 1952-57 and was an All-Star in 1955 and 1957-59. He helped Milwaukee win the World Series in 1957.
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