Rodriguez is due $24.9 million in deferred compensation six years after he was traded to the New York Yankees, and he tops the list of the unsecured creditors in the Rangers' bankruptcy case.
At the auction set for Wednesday, the starting bid is from a group led by Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and sports attorney Chuck Greenberg, who are Major League Baseball's preferred buyers. Their $575 million bid includes paying the full $204 million owed to A-Rod and other unsecured creditors.
But under the bidding procedures, other potential buyers can decide which provisions to include in their offers.
"Out of an abundance of caution, Rodriguez files this limited objection due to potential uncertainties" about other bidders' plans, his lawyer, Joseph Wielebinski, wrote in a motion filed Wednesday.
Rodriguez's objection was among a dozen or so filed this week, most by creditors over monetary amounts or other issues with the Rangers' sale and bankruptcy plan.
Previously, the unsecured creditors had not objected to the Rangers' plan that was part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in May. The team's plan included repaying creditors $75 million and selling the club to the Greenberg-Ryan group, whose deal had been stalled by angry creditors for months after the team announced that group as the buyer.
Lenders and the court-appointed restructuring officer repeatedly argued that the Greenberg-Ryan bid was not the highest and called for an auction, which the judge approved.
Potential bidders include Houston businessman Jim Crane and Dallas investor Jeff Beck, both involved in the previous bid process. Billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was still reviewing documents and considering whether to bid, his attorney said.