Alex Rodriguez this week spoke from a media event in Mexico City. Here is a part of the transcript:

"The support has not only come from all of my colleagues on the Yankees, but colleagues of the league, retired players, players that in the Hall of fame, lots of good people like owners from other teams. It's a very sad story and we hope we can take it out of the newspapers and start concentrating on what the big league is doing with all the young ball players.

First I think that the year 2014, (the league) has done me a big favor because I’ve played 20 years without a timeout. I think 2014 will be a year to rest, mentally, physically prepare myself for the future and begin a new chapter of my life.

I have three years left on my contract starting in 2015 and I hope to play very well and finish my career in New York."

Video of A-Rod speaking in Mexico City.