New A-Rod Book Out

NEW YORK (AP) - In a book published today, journalist Selena
Roberts makes the case that Alex Rodriguez likely used steroids in
high school and may have taken HGH while with the Yankees in her
new biography of the MVP, a portrait of a deeply insecure man
trying to cope with being abandoned by his father and obsessed with
becoming a superstar.

The release of "A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez" was moved up to Monday because details of Rodriguez' possible drug use as a teenager and as a Yankee leaked out over the past week.

Rodriguez has refused comment, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi
questioned Sunday why the book was even written.

Following Roberts' article on SI.com in February that said Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003 as part of baseball's anonymous survey, Rodriguez admitted using drugs from 2001-03 while with Texas. Roberts concludes he likely had to have used steroids while in high school, before Seattle selected him with the top pick in the 1993 amateur draft.

Major League Baseball has interviewed Dodd Romero, Rodriguez's former trainer, as part of its follow up effort to check the veracity of statements Rodriguez made to the sport's investigators in March, a baseball official said Sunday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the disclosure wasn't authorized.


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