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Alex Rodriguez | Designated Hitter

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/27/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.
It looks to simply be a day of rest. Carlos Beltran is in the designated hitter spot Friday in A-Rod's place, while Garrett Jones is handling right field. Jun 26 - 4:43 PM

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Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Phillies on Tuesday.

A-Rod hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning to get the Yankees on the board before homering -- one of four against Phillies starter Sean O'Sullivan -- in the fifth. The solo shot was his 15th of the season, eighth-most in the American League. Rodriguez is now hitting .285/.384/.536 with 42 RBI and 42 runs scored, representing one of the biggest surprises of the first half thus far.
Jun 24 - 12:19 AM

Alex Rodriguez continued to destroy Tiger pitching in Saturday's 13-4 win, going 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and five total RBI.

Rodriguez recorded his 3,000th career hit with a homer off of Justin Verlander on Friday and continued his hot hitting with a three-run homer off of Ian Krol in the third inning of Saturday's demolition of the Tigers. He also drove in runs on a throwing error and a sacrifice fly to finish with five RBI on the day and an even 40 on the season. Rodriguez's .283/.386/.529 slash-line and his 14 homers and 40 RBI look shiny in their own right, even before you take into account the fact that the slugger is 39 years old and just spent a year out of the game.
Jun 20 - 11:49 PM

Alex Rodriguez clobbered the first pitch he saw from Justin Verlander into the seats in right field on Friday, becoming the 29th player in Major League history to eclipse the 3000 hit milestone.

Rodriguez became just the third player in that elusive club to blast a home run as their 3000th hit, joining Derek Jeter and Wade Boggs. While there are certainly reasons to challenge the legitimacy of the milestone, what A-Rod is doing this season after missing the previous year and a half is quite impressive. The 39-year-old slugger continues his renaissance this season, slashing .277/.382/.514 with 13 homers and 35 RBI.
Jun 19 - 10:29 PM

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-2 with an RBI, two walks and a steal Wednesday against the Marlins.

It was Rodriguez's first steal attempt of the year. He's up to 2,997 career hits, which is three away from something that's so obviously not a milestone that you'd be silly to recognize it or acknowledge it at all.
Jun 17 - 10:59 PM

Alex Rodriguez is out of the Yankees' lineup again Tuesday against the Marlins.

Not a surprise, as the Yankees don't have the DH under National League rules. He'll return to the starting lineup when the series shifts to New York on Wednesday.
Jun 16 - 3:49 PM

Alex Rodriguez won't make a start in the Yankees' upcoming two-game series at Marlins Park.

There will be no designated hitter and Yankees manager Joe Girardi wants to keep A-Rod fresh. Rodriguez, who's five hits away from 3,000, says he's fine with the idea: "I never welcome days off. I love to play. But it worked pretty well for me in Washington; after those two days off, I swung the bat pretty well at home."
Jun 15 - 8:37 AM

Alex Rodriguez smashed his 12th home run of the season Saturday in a loss to the Orioles.

The two-run blast put A-Rod over 2,000 RBI for his career. He's only five hits away from 3,000. The 39-year-old DH has looked sharp in his return from a year-long suspension, hitting .273 with 32 RBI. Rodriguez's .887 OPS is good for 10th-best in the American League.
Jun 13 - 11:06 PM

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk Friday against the Orioles.

Rodriguez is now six hits away from 3,000 for his career. He's batting .275/.378/.505 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI through 57 games this season.
Jun 12 - 10:51 PM

Alex Rodriguez was 4-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday's win over the Angels.

He finished with three singles and a double. The run-scoring single moved him past Barry Bonds for second on the all-time RBI list with 1,997. He's now just nine hits away from 3,000 for his career.
Jun 5 - 11:00 PM

Yuri Sucart, the infamous cousin of Alex Rodriguez, has been sentenced to seven months in prison for his role in Biogenesis.

Sucart pleaded guilty Thursday in a Miami court. He's one of eight people charged with supplying illegal steroid-like drugs to athletes through the Biogenesis clinic that was founded by Anthony Bosch. "Cousin Yuri" was A-Rod's personal assistant for years but the two no longer publicly interact. Rodriguez, who missed the 2014 season on a PED suspension, is batting .270/.364/.517 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI in 51 games this year for the Yankees. He's been one of the best stories of the first half.
Jun 4 - 11:51 AM

Alex Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to 11 games, going 1-for-3 with a walk as the Yankees topped the Mariners on Monday.

Rodriguez singled in the fifth inning to keep the streak alive, and came around to score on Mark Teixeira's grand slam. His next home run will be the 666th of his career. He's hitting .282/.372/.541 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI so far this season.
Jun 2 - 1:32 AM

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Sunday's loss to the A's.

Nobody on the Yankees was doing much of anything offensively against Jesse Chavez. The only non-Rodriguez Yankee to record more than one hit in the game was Didi Gregorious. With the two singles, A-Rod is now hitting .281/.369/.545 with 11 homers and 27 RBI. He's playing about as well as a 39-year-old who just took a year off can play.
May 31 - 6:39 PM

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, leading the Yankees past the Royals on Wednesday.

Rodriguez broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run home run to left field off of Chris Young. The 39-year-old now has 665 home runs in his career and is five RBI shy of 2,000. For the season, Rodriguez is hitting .276/.374/.566 with 11 home runs and 26 RBI.
May 27 - 4:02 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

It's not too surprising, as the Yankees can't use the DH under National League rules. It's just a two-game series, so Rodriguez should return to the staring lineup Friday against the Rangers.
May 19 - 3:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Ramon Flores
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
3Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Chris Capuano
7Nicholas Rumbelow
8Bryan Mitchell
9Sergio Santos