Major League Baseball roundup

Wed Nov 5, 2014 7:11pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Alex Rodriguez told DEA agents and federal prosecutors in January that he bought and used performance-enhancing drugs from Anthony Bosch, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

The newspaper reviewed a 15-page synopsis of the New York Yankees third baseman's meeting with federal agents, which took place on Jan 29, 2014. Since the Biogenesis scandal broke and yielded multiple suspensions in 2013, Rodriguez vehemently denied the charges.

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Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner underwent abdominal muscle surgery on Oct. 16 to repair a core muscle injury to his right rectus abdominis muscle near his ribs.

The surgery has a recovery period of four weeks,

Gardner, 31, signed a four-year, $52 million extension before last season. In 148 games, he battled .256 with 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, 87 runs scored and 21 stolen bases.

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The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that former All-Star player Michael Young is coming back to the organization as a special assistant to the general manager.

Young, the team's longtime captain before he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012, played 12 seasons for the Rangers and was a seven-time All-Star.   Continued...

Jul 30, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) is congratulated by center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) after he hit a home run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports