(8) February 17th , 2009 , Alex Rodriguez followed by GM Brian Cashman and Derek Jeter on their way to the press conference where ARod admitted using Steroids. With the retirement of the Yankees’ short-stop at the end of the 2014 season , Cashman hopes the beleaguered and still despised Rodriguez will be able to provide the team with the impetus needed to have a successful season . During his league imposed ban Alex Rodriguez has chosen not to offer any public interviews to discuss suspension , choosing instead prepare himself mentally and physically for the long haul of a one and hundred and sixty-two game schedule of the regular season . The player’s cousin Yuri Sucart was indicted in US District Court alongside Anthony ‘Tony’ Bosch (founder of Biogenesis) for running an illegal drug ring along with the transportation and selling of steroids and other illicit drug paraphernalia . Getty Images / Tate Reynolds ….