The Yankees probably cannot void Alex Rodriguez’s contract, and they might not even need to try.
A-Rod might be voided by his own body.
Specifically, a doctor might determine that Rodriguez is suffering from a career-ending injury. In that event, A-Rod still would collect the $114 million remaining on his contract, even though he would never play again.
The scenario would not be the same as retirement — if Rodriguez retired, he would forfeit all of his money.
The Yankees, though, would be almost entirely free of their obligation — they would collect from insurance up to 85 percent of the money that Rodriguez is guaranteed, but only after he missed a full season, according to major-league sources.