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Actually playing only makes things worse for Alex Rodriguez

How long before Alex Rodriguez is sitting against southpaws, too? Following back-to-back days on the bench because of consecutive matchups against right-handed starting pitchers, the $20 million part-time designated hitter went 0-for-3 with a meaningless sacrifice fly in his return to the lineup Tuesday night in The Bronx, striking out twice in the Yankees’ 7-1...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

With A-Rod now a part-time DH, are his days numbered with the Yankees?

The New York Yankees have benched Alex Rodriguez the past two games and apparently are prepared to do so regularly often going forward.Rodriguez, who turns 41 on July 27, is hitting .223/.264/.398 with eight homers and 26 RBI in 44 games this season. He is batting just .200/.236/.348 against right-handers, meaning he has quickly become a part-time DH against left-handed pitchers...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the Yankees release Alex Rodriguez?

A-Rod's owed about $30 million more from Yanks NEW YORK -- He can't play the field, he can't much run the bases, and, in the Yankees' new estimation, he can only handle left-handed pitchers. How much longer can they afford to keep Alex Rodriguez on the roster? The Yankees benched A-Rod for the second-straight game on Monday, manager Joe Girardi...
1 day ago

Rodriguez 'surprised' to again be out of Yankees lineup

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees star Alex Rodriguez says he is ''surprised'' he is out of the lineup for the second day in a row. Rodriguez was on the bench Monday night when New York played Texas. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says ''this was not an overnight decision.'' Rodriguez, who turns 41 next month, is batting .223 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in 44 games as a designated hitter...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez’s hamstring seems to be attached to his eyes

In everyday life we most commonly think of human bodies holistically. Walking down the street we tend to see the fine folk in our path as people instead of limbs, torsos, rib cages and facial features. Things are a little different when evaluating athletes. In baseball, arms, shoulders, elbows, legs, and hands are commonly scrutinized intently by scouts, fans and front office...
Via BP Bronx
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five former MLB superstars who have overstayed their welcomes

Because of the sport’s guaranteed contracts, MLB is probably the most player-friendly of all the leagues. Unfortunately, the guaranteed contracts make it easy for veterans well past their primes to continue to get paid huge money, draining a good portion of the team’s budget. When this happens, teams and fans of said teams begin to get upset any time those guys are even mentioned...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod's daughter honors dad with homework assignment

Alex Rodriguez’s daughter, Ella, wants to set the record straight on her dad. In an assignment for her school’s “Parent’s Day,” Ella gave some insights on her father. Ella's Parents Day assignment! it honey. Daddy isn't 43 yet but by then, I promise I'll know how to cut an . — Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) May 28, 2016 The first thing that jumps...
Via Sportsnaut
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez meets adorable bat dog in minor league rehab start

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was rehabbing a hamstring injury on Wednesday and working himself back into game shape. After getting some reps in with the Double-A Trenton Thunder, Rodriguez was reintroduced to one of the Thunder’s bat dogs, Derby. Derby gets Dustin Fowler's bat, while @AROD waits to get in the batters box at tonight's @TrentonThunder game...
Via The Comeback
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Yankees place Alex Rodriguez on 15-day DL

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez appeared to injure his hamstring during the team’s game against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. The team has now confirmed that injury by placing Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list. ROSTER MOVES: Placed DH Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day DL w/ a strained right hamstring, recalled LHP James Pazos from@swbrailriders — Yankees...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Way too early for Yankees to panic, but A-Rod’s struggles raise questions

After hitting his first home run of the 2016 MLB season, New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez got the day off as his team wasn’t scheduled to play on Monday. Some might snark that he needed a day off following his first heavy lifting of the season. Others might say the off-day comes at a good time for A-Rod, giving him a good feeling to dwell on, rather than think...
Via The Comeback
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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