A-Rod supports Pettitte, dismisses PED claims by Canseco and Rocker

Updated: February 21, 2008, 12:12 AM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez sat in the first-base dugout at Legends Field, surrounded by the usual circle of cameras, microphones and reporters. He knows the scrutiny will only increase as he approaches Barry Bonds' career home-run record, especially in an era when all top athletes must prove they haven't juiced up on performance-enhancing drugs.

In his first session with reporters during spring training, Rodriguez talked about baseball's drug-testing program and made a curious statement.

"Last ...

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