Twitter lost its mind Monday when Eric Thames blasted two home runs against the Reds, calling for the Brewers slugger to get drug tested again.
Well, trolls, you got your wish.
Thames hit his MLB-leading 11th homer Tuesday against Reds pitcher Cheap Jerseys And Jordans Robert Stephenson, a two-run, 357-foot shot to deep right at Miller Park, bringing his RBI total to 19 in 22 games to begin the season. After the game, Major League Baseball was back in the Brewers’ clubhouse to collect blood and urine samples from Thames.
“Absolutely,” Steinbrenner said Wednesday about seeing Rodriguez’s role expanding. “We haven’t talked about that. Obviously he’s been doing some broadcasting as well, and he’s got other things going on in his life. But, look, the more he’s involved, he’s actually tremendous with the young players. Always has been. We are going to continue talking about different ways he can be involved.”
In addition to being an adviser, Rodriguez also is joining a group of guest instructors at Yankees spring training this year. He was an instructor last season, as well, but will be in a coaching role this season.
Rodriguez played for the Mariners and Rangers, but finished his years in New York, where he helped the franchise win a World Series in 2009 but also was suspended for steroid use. Still, he’s one of baseball’s all-time great hitters, so any advice he can offer for the younger players will be welcomed by Steinbrenner.