AlexrodriguezmadonnaWhy was New York Yankee star Alex Rodriguez pulling late nights at Madonnas New York apartment?

Has he been giving her young son Rocco batting lessons? If so, should the tyke really be staying up past midnight?

According to Us Weekly, Rodriguez, 32, visited the singer, 49, possibly as early as the night after his wife gave birth to their second daughter. But People quotes Madonna’s rep Liz Rosenberg saying the two are just friends.

"Madonna and Alex have the same manager. They have met. They  know each other and Madonna took her kids to a Yankees game last week."

Word from the New York Post is that not only is Madonna’s divorce from glum hubby Guy Ritchie imminent, but she has been hosting late-night visits from the $28-million-a-year Rodriguez at her spacious Central Park apartment "as late as midnight."

Rodriguez also attended Madonna’s concert at Roseland in NYC on April 30 – just nine days after his wife of six years, Cynthia, gave birth to daughter Ella in Miami on April 21. The couple also has a 3-year-old, Natasha.

Madonna has leaned on Rodriguez as her seven-year marriage to Ritchie (who arrived ringless and grim-faced in NYC Monday) has stalled out.

This isn’t Rodriguez’s first female scandal. Last year he and a stripper were reportedly spied in Toronto, Miami and Dallas. Well, if this Madonna rumor is true, at least he’s working his way up.

Good luck hanging on to that huge fortune if there’s a divorce, Madge. Now things are gonna get real ugly.

Photo: Courtesy of Us Weekly

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead