Akshita Patel

Ex-Yankees Legend Diagnosed With Early-Stage Gum Disease! Later Hits Out At Former Teammate For “Die Alone” Comments

Alex Rodriguez, popularly known as A-Rod, is a prominent figure in the world of professional baseball, especially the New York Yankees. Rodriguez’s career spanned over two decades, during which he played for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. A-Rod achieved numerous records and accolades, including being a fourteen-time All-Star, a three-time AL-MVP, and a World Series champion with the Yankees in 2009.

While Rodriguez’s baseball career has had its fair share of controversies and challenges, he remains an iconic figure in the sport and a beloved figure among the Yankees fans. Recently he landed in a controversy when one of his ex-teammates passed nasty comments about his future. A day later, the former Yankee was diagnosed with a gum disease which sent shockwaves in the baseball fraternity.


Ex-Yankees Star Alex Rodriguez Diagnosed With Early Stage Gum Disease

Alex Rodriguez
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Former baseball shortstop, Alex Rodriguez, has been in the news for the wrong reasons these days. Recently, he engaged in a war of words with his former teammate after the latter passed vicious comments on A-Rod’s future. Now, the former Yankee has made a startling revelation that has sent shockwaves through the entire baseball community. Making his routine appearance on the CBS Mornings show, Alex revealed that he had been diagnosed with gum disease. He said he went to the dentist for a routine checkup without any expectations. But, when the dentist informed him of the diagnosis, he was caught off-guard.

Rodriguez revealed that he did not have any information about the alleged gum disease. So, he did some research at home later and found out that it’s very common, and over 65 million Americans suffer from it. A-Rod also went on to urge every citizen of America who falls above the age category of 30 to get regular checkups. Since it’s an early stage for Rodriguez, the disease remains curable with appropriate medical attention. As a prominent figure, Rodriguez’s openness about his gum disease diagnosis brings attention to the importance of oral health. His story highlights the need for regular dental checkups, regardless of one’s personal or professional commitments.

A-Rod Responds To Ex-Teammate’s “Die Alone” Comment

Doug Mientkiewicz #11 and Alex Rodriguez #13 were teammates for a brief time with the Yankees in 2007 Getty Images

Alex Rodriguez shared the dressing room with multiple high-end baseball players in his two-decade-long career. He made a lot of friends and enemies as well. However, it hurts when someone who you thought was a well-wisher goes on to say some nasty things about you on national television. A similar case happened to happen with A-Rod. His former high school and Yankees teammate, Doug Mientkiewicz, remained upset with Alex for staying distant from his high schoolmates. Doug quoted saying, ” Alex would die a lonely man.”

The former baseball shortstop has finally responded to the comments. He said everyone in this world remains entitled to an opinion. You will always have people around whom to like and whom you don’t. But A-Rod would certainly not go around saying inappropriate things about his former teammates in the open forum, especially not his high school buddies. The former Yankees legend also added that he was surprised as well as shocked at the same time to hear such things from Doug. Nonetheless, he remains disinterested in carrying this issue forward.