Alex Rodriguez: 'I think I'll be fine' without PEDs

Wednesday February 25th, 2015

Alex Rodriguez said he thinks he'll be "fine" mentally without using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a report from's Andrew Marchand.

Rodriguez has not played in a game since September 2013 after serving a season-long suspension in 2014 over infractions related to performance-enhancing drugs, including his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. He admitted to taking PEDs in January 2014. 

"I think I'll be fine," Rodriguez said, according to the report. "Only time will tell."

Rodriguez reported to spring training camp on Monday, two days earlier than position players were expected to show up.

New York signed third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million deal this offseason, but GM Brian Cashman has said he hopes Rodriguez can be the team's designated hitter.

Rodriguez, 39, is entering his 11th season with the Yankees. He has three years and $61 million remaining on his contract.

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