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Here we go again…Alex Rodriguez is making headlines. This time, Jose Canseco has the dirt on A-Rod. Canseco allegedly has information on Rodriguez that he plans to reveal in his next book. He did not disclose if the info was directly related to steroIds.

Canseco, in an interview on Friday with WEEI Radio in Boston, said Rodriguez was a “hypocrite” who “was not all he appeared to be.”

Via ESPN.com:

“Jose has information about A-Rod and the Yankees that will be in the book. But, I am not sure if Jose is willing to disclose it at this point,” Canseco’s lawyer, Robert O. Saunooke, told The New York Times.

When asked about Canseco’s comments, A-Rod said he hadn’t heard them and had “no comment”. Canseco who played with the Yankees in 2000 and won a ring that season also says he stuff on Yankee players during his tenure there.

Joe Torre offered his opinion on the matter, via Mark Feinsdad, NY Daily News:

“You worry about anything like that, because unfortunately, when people see it in print, they add credence to it. That’s the sad part about it,” Torre said. “It’s a shame, because when you play this game, you’d like to believe you play with some kind of respect. Obviously, Jose needs the money.”

Johnny Damon also stood behind A-Rod:

“I just hope he thinks about not ruining someone’s life, marriage, or whatever he plans on doing,” Damon said. “If that’s what Jose Canseco wants to be remembered for, so be it.”

“To me, Alex is a great teammate who will always respect the game, play the game right and work hard. He loves the game, so hopefully nothing that can ruin a family or something comes out. … Hopefully (Canseco will) think twice about it.”

Rodriguez is seeking Home Run No. 500 and that seems to be his focus at the moment, not Canseco’s comments. He’s 0-for-12 since he hit HR No. 499 on Wednesday night. In a season filled with off the field and on the field drama, milestones and pending free agency, you would have to say Rodriguez has had his shares of headlines. Should Canseco’s comments pertain to steroid usage, A-Rod will be making headlines worldwide. Ahh, that’s life in the big city…even at 25 million a year.

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