Alex Rodriguez responds to Brian Cashman: ‘Pure excitement about prognosis’

Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

When you make $27 million a year as the world’s highest-paid baseball player, very little of what you do goes unnoticed. Thus, when New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez joined Twitter and then tweeted out an update on his recovery from hip surgery, the world between the foul lines took notice.

Well, everyone except franchise general manager Brian Cashman, that is. Posed a question regarding A-Rod’s tweet during a session with the New York media, Cashman was not only caught off guard, but he proceeded to react in the most hilarious way possible: “Alex should be just shut the f— up.”

Tell us how you really feel, Mr. Cashman.

Obviously, the Big Apple and national media sank their teeth into this story in an instant. Only 12 or so hours later, Rodriguez was mic’d up for a response to his GM. Of course, he did so in a far more subdued manner.

“I will continue to work hard until my efforts get me back in pinstripes and help my team win,” the New York Yankees star said in a statement to news media outlets, including USA TODAY Sports. “The tweet was pure excitement about Dr. Kelly’s prognosis.”

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