"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Rodriguez has close ties to banned trainer

Uh oh.

Alex Rodriguez reportedly has close ties to a trainer who's been banned from MLB clubhouses, according to four Daily News sources.

Angel Presinal, who was banned from private areas of every MLB ballpark after an October 2001 incident involving an unmarked gym bag full of steroids, has been tight with the Yankee slugger dating back to his time with the Texas Rangers, several sources said.

A former New York-area scout says Presinal, whose named surfaced in the Mitchell Report, was with Rodriguez in New York and Miami as recently as this past fall.

Another source said Presinal accompanied A-Rod for the entire 2007 season, staying in the same hotel as the A.L. MVP, but in a separate room with the "cousin" Rodriguez pegged three days ago as his steroid source from 2001-03.

"He was around Alex in 2007," the source said of Presinal. "Every hotel they went to, he stayed in the same room with Yuri. You would never see Alex with [Presinal]. They would meet in one of their rooms."

In addition to A-Rod, Presinal has worked with some of the game's biggest stars: Juan Gonzalez, Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Vladimir Guerrero, Bartolo Colon, Miguel Tejada, Adrian Beltre, Moises Alou, Jose Guillen, Ervin Santana, Ruben Sierra, Francisco Cordero, Jose Mesa and Juan Guzman, among others.
Wow...that is all I have to say. It's way too early to know exactly how true this is, but it would be another bombshell dropped on Rodriguez if it is.

And to be honest, I'd love to see David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez go down. Most of the players targeted so far have been New York guys due to the Mitchell Report's two main sources. It would be nice to see others named as well.

More on this as it - hopefully - develops.


She-Fan said...

I never saw the guy around A-Rod in '07, but he did have a couple of "bodyguards" at all times. Uh-oh is right.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Very, very interesting.

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