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A-Rod to cooperate with authorities

Alex Rodriguez said Monday afternoon that he had been contacted by federal authorities regarding their investigation of the Canadian doctor accused of, among other things, supplying athletes with performance-enhancing drugs.

“I’m aware of an investigation and I plan on cooperating,” Rodriguez said.

it is not yet known the interaction -- if any at all - between Rodriguez and Anthony Galea, the doctor who is under investigation.

Mark Lindsay, a chiropractor from Ontario who has worked with Galea, oversaw Rodriguez’s rehabilitation from hip surgery last year.

“This is about someone else,” Rodriguez said. “I’m going to cooperate as best I can and focus on baseball.”

The Yankees issued this statement Monday afternoon: “The New York Yankees have not been contacted with regard to an investigation of Dr. Tony Galea. The Yankees never authorized Dr. Tony Galea to treat Alex Rodriguez nor do we have any knowledge of any such treatment. The Yankees authorized Dr. Marc Philippon to operate on Alex and oversee his rehabilitation. At the request of Dr. Philippon we also authorized Dr. Mark Lindsay to supervise the daily rehabilitation program established by Dr. Philippon. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

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