STFU: Yanks GM Brian Cashman curses over Alex Rodriguez’s tweeting

Injured New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) sits in the dugout during the third inning of a MLB game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

‘Brian Cashman told me to do what? Doesn’t he know how much money I make?’ (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees are not like most sports franchises. Whereas most others would be perfectly fine with a super-highly-paid athlete tweeting about how excited he is to be advancing in his rehab, those wearing the pinstripes tend to do things a little differently.

Thus, when third baseman Alex Rodriguez — who is being paid millions each month to do nothing at the moment — tweeted out his rehab work, general manager Brian Cashman was not impressed.

First, the tweet in question.

Harmless enough, right?

Wrong. When asked about A-Rod’s announcement, Cashman did not mince words.

“You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman told ESPN New York. “Alex should just shut the f— up. That’s it. I’m going to call Alex now.”

Not exactly the words you use when talking about a guy owed $27 million annually.

Also, for all the flak A-Rod takes (and deservedly so at times, as he admitted to steroid use and is not known as the world’s greatest teammate), Cashman needs the 37-year old to get better in a hurry. Rodriguez batted .272 with 18 homers in 122 games last year. Those attempting to fill the offensive void at the position this year are a combined .246 with only four home runs.

But who cares about numbers or salary right now. Cashman’s reaction is literally priceless.

[H/T: CBS Sports]

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