HUFFINGTON POST
02/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Joe Torre Book: A-Rod, Brian Cashman Slammed In "The Yankee Years"

Joe Torre is set to release a book chronicling his legendary time as General Manager of the New York Yankees, and in it he's pulling no punches. Torre slams both Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez and official Brian Cashman, but his harshest words are reserved for A-Rod:

The New York Post reports that Torre claims in the book that Rodriguez's teammates dubbed him "A-Fraud" after the three-time Most Valuable Player developed an obsession with Yankees captain Derek Jeter.

Torre also claims that Rodriguez asked for a personal clubhouse attendant to run errands for him.

A-Rod has long been a focal point for controversy for the Yankees. He has been romantically linked to Madonna, and there is speculation that that attachment helped cause his divorce.

Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci reports that, despite the attention grabbing lines about A-Rod, Torre's new book is much more about the Yankees in general, and his 12-year tenure at the helm.

You can pre-order the book here.