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Latest A-Rod troubles have team frustrated

Thursday - 1/31/2013, 4:06pm  ET

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez walks back to the dugout to get a new bat in the second inning of Game 2 of baseball's American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers in New York. When the Yankees re-signed Rodriguez in December 2007, they expected him to set home run records. Now some in the team's management hope he never plays again, so much of the $114 million he's still due can be covered by insurance. Not only is he injured, he's at the center of performance-enhancing drug use allegations.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez was speaking on a conference call.

"A huge debacle," he said. "Distasteful."

That was on Dec. 13, 2007, when he re-signed with the New York Yankees and was discussing his decision 1
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