Following allegations in an SI.com article that preceded the magazine's release of a cover story on the Yankees third baseman this week, Rodriguez on Monday admitted to having taken performance-enhancing drugs in 2001-03 while with the Rangers. He was asked in an exclusive interview with ESPN's Peter Gammons whether his use was limited to those years in the following exchange:Gammons: You're saying that the time period was 2001, 2002 and 2003? Rodriguez: That's pretty accurate, yes. Other poll results published in USA Today included: 28 percent with a favorable view of Rodriguez; 34 percent with a positive view of Roger Clemens; 23 percent with a positive view of Barry Bonds. Asked if they should be voted into the Hall of Fame, Rodriguez earned 47 percent, Clemens 50 percent and Bonds 35 percent.
John Schlegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.