Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has a straightforward message to baseball players who have had a history of using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs): He says they don’t deserve to be considered for baseball's hall of fame.
"I don't think it's fair," Posada, who was appearing on "CBS This Morning" to promote his book, “The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes," said Wednesday, as reported by ESPN. "I really don't. I think the guys that need to be in the hall of fame need to be a player that played with no controversy."
In the interview, Posada was asked about Alex Rodriguez and Roger Clemens, two of his former teammates in New York who were suspected of having used PEDs. Posada said neither deserves to be in the hall of fame.
Posada suited up for the Yankees from 1995 to 2011 and made the MLB All-Star squad five times, from 2000 to 2003 and in 2007. He helped the Yankees win the World Series four times, from 1998 to 2000 and in 2009. Posada, who had a batting average of .273 had 275 homeruns and 1,065 RBIs in his career, was a teammate of Clemens from 1999 to 2003, and in 2007, and Rodriguez from 2004 to 2011.
"I consider Jorge a friend," Rodriguez said when asked about Posada’s comments in the same ESPN article. "Jorge's always worn his heart on his sleeve and that's fine. He was a great teammate and a great player for a long time. What I remember the most is sharing and winning a championship in '09. I have nothing but good memories."
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