Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/24/12
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that embattled third baseman Alex Rodriguez will be the team's starting third baseman next year. "I expect Alex to be our every-day third baseman," Girardi told reporters at his end-of-the-year news conference. "What is he going to have to show me? That he is healthy and ready to go. That's the bottom line -- that he has no concerns and we have no concerns about putting him out there every day." Rodriguez was benched for three of nine postseason games, including the Game 4 loss to the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series. He went 0-for-18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handed pitchers. General manager Brian Cashman recently said that dealing Rodriguez would be "unrealistic," while acknowledging that he would listen to offers. He also said that he expected Rodriguez to start. "It's not like I'm going to hang phones up on anybody who wants to make any overtures about anything," Cashman told ESPNNewYo...
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