‘Noticeably Thinner and Massless’ – Yankees Slugger Alex Rodriguez Had a Drastic Loss of Weight Following His Suspension From Major League Baseball

Published 08/31/2022, 1:45 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees in action against the Boston Red Sox during their game on May 15, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The former baseball player, Alex Rodriguez, is known to cause stirs, whether it is because of his game or his personal life. His consumption of steroids disappointed not only the MLB but also the fans of the game.

In 2013, the Biogenesis scandal broke out, and the slugger got banned from playing for 162 games. However, this was not the first time his name came up in using performance-enhancing stimulants.


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January 2015, when the Yankees were about to leave for Tampa, A-Rod tried to apologize for his mistake in person to the team’s executives. But, they denied his request. Following his suspension, the baseball player changed drastically in terms of how he looked.

How did Alex Rodriguez change?

The athlete got spotted at an event in Miami in January 2015. A-Rod has drastically lost weight and looked pretty thin.

TAMPA – FEBRUARY 17: Infielder Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees pauses during a press conference about his performance enhancing drug use at the George Steinbrenner complex February 17, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

According to New York Post, Alex was “Now looking noticeably thinner and massless than in previous years.”

His mistakes made him suffer a suspension from his favorite game. The reason for the athlete losing this much weight was not clear. Maybe he wanted to lose the extra weight, or it just happened.


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Among the players who got banned from Major League Baseball, Alex was the only one who refuted the ban. Initially, his ban was for 211 games, but then it got reduced to 162 games.

What did the team say to Rodriguez?


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Before the spring training of the Yankees started, Alex wanted to apologize in person to the team’s executives. He wanted to own up to his mistakes, and he wanted to do it face to face before getting back on the roster.

But, the team rejected his plea by saying“We’ll see you in spring training.”


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It kind of looked like the team was still not over the scandal, and that’s why they rejected Alex’s offer of apologizing. The steroid scandal has put a major dent in the way spectators used to look at the game. And it continues to this day as well. Recently, Padres’ star player Fernando Tatis Jr. also got suspended by Major League Baseball for 80 games. The suspension was the result of him taking an anabolic banned substance. 



Rakshita Madan

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. She is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakshita has experience in writing for more than four years now, with one of her writings even getting published in an anthology.

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