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ALEX RODRIGUEZ RUMORS

A-Rod in lineup for 1st time since July 22

For the first time since July 22, Alex Rodriguez was back in the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays. The 41-year-old designated hitter batted cleanup after getting just one at-bat since his last start.
Via Yankees.com
3 hours ago

A-Rod back in lineup at DH, looks to snap 2-for-22 slump

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez is back as the New York Yankees' designated hitter for the first time in a week, looking to snap his struggles at the plate. A-Rod was listed on the posted lineup outside the clubhouse for Saturday night's game at Tampa Bay. The 41-year old slugger didn't start in New York's previous six games because of 2-for-22 slump. Carlos Beltran had...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez may have to play first base if he wants in lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez was somewhat surprised to hear Joe Girardi said there was talk about him taking ground balls at first before Yankees’ 5-1 loss to the Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field. Yet after taking batting practice, Rodriguez took grounders from third-base coach Joe Espada and said there was a...
Via New York Post
19 hours ago

A-Rod expects to get playing time at first base

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez expects to get some playing time at first base during the final two months of the regular season. ''I think so,'' the struggling Yankees slugger said Friday night before New York's game at Tampa Bay. ''I think it's just a work in progress.'' The 41-year-old Rodriguez is hitting just .206 with nine homers and 29 RBIs in 58 games as a designated...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman defends A-Rod despite season's struggles

Reports in recent days have indicated Brian Cashman has no intention of releasing the  struggling Alex Rodriguez, despite rumors stating otherwise. The New York Yankees general manager took it a step further during a conference call Monday by going to bat for the soon-to-be 41-year-old designated hitter, praising him for his hard work and dedication. Brian Cashman was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod: Ortiz deserves Fenway statue, street named after him

Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio all have been immortalized with statues outside Fenway Park — fitting recognition for five Boston Red Sox legends. Alex Rodriguez believes David Ortiz should receive the same honor after his storied major league career concludes this fall. “No one else can speak for that team like he can,” Rodriguez...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

The New York Yankees are reportedly hanging on to Alex Rodriguez for the time being. According to Christian Red of the New York Daily News, the Yankees have not discussed releasing Rodriguez with a year and a half left on his contract. The struggling Rodriguez has not had a hit since July 18 and has just four hits in the entire month of July. The Yankees have essentially relegated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees considering releasing Rodriguez, Teixeira

The make up of the New York Yankees might change in a big way if they decide to be sellers on the trade market. Players like Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran could be moved. A few other high-profile players could also be released. “Some New York Yankees people have discussed whether, if they decide to sell, they might consider releasing great veterans Mark...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

For A-Rod and the Yankees, something has to give

When a superstar entering his prime years signs a long-term contract, there’s the unspoken understanding that the end won’t be pretty. Beyond the glamorous picture painted by gaudy numbers early in the contract is the acceptance that the final years will be filled with regret. We all knew this when Albert Pujols signed his $240 million deal through his age-41 season, when Prince...
Via BP Bronx
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Rodriguez won’t retire early or accept buyout

With the 40-year-old Alex Rodriguez scuttling mightily at the plate this season, the idea has been forwarded that perhaps he conceivably could decide to take an early retirement or perhaps even accept a buyout from the New York Yankees. Evidently, neither of those scenarios are ever going to happen, according to someone in A-Rod’s camp. FanRag Sports Network’s Jon Heyman writes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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