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Alex Rodriguez | Designated Hitter

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (40) / 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.
He's not going to be in there on Saturday and Sunday, either, with the Yankees not having the designated hitter spot available in Atlanta. A-Rod will serve as a pinch-hitter this weekend before returning to action Monday in Boston. Aug 28 - 5:02 PM

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Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

It's his second straight day on the bench. There's no word of A-Rod being injured, so it appears the Yanks are just giving his slumping bat some time off. Rodriguez is hitting just .159/.275/.290 in August, although he's homered twice in his last four games. Brian McCann is in the designated hitter spot Sunday, with John Ryan Murphy handling the catching.
Aug 23 - 10:41 AM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Indians.

It's nothing more than a day of rest for the 40-year-old slugger. Brian McCann is starting as the designated hitter while J.R. Murphy gets the call behind the dish against Danny Salazar and the Tribe.
Aug 22 - 11:41 AM

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a homer and a steal Thursday against the Indians.

He collected his 680th homer and his 325th steal. The only members of the 400-homer club with more steals are Barry Bonds (518 SB) and Willie Mays (338 SB). It's the first time he's had a homer and a steal in the same game since April 13, 2012.
Aug 20 - 10:59 PM

Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday afternoon's win over the Twins.

Rodriguez couldn't manage anything as dramatic as Tuesday's grand slam, going hit-less with a walk on Wednesday. He's accumulated just eight hits in 61 at-bats this month, with only that grand slam leaving the ballpark. Given how well he's hit this season, the August woes are likely only a slump, though at his age (40), it's possible that this is just a natural slide for an aging player. For the season, Rodriguez is hitting .259/.367/.496 with 25 home runs and 67 RBI.
Aug 19 - 4:06 PM

Alex Rodriguez gave the Yankees a lead they wouldn't relinquish against the Twins on Tuesday, hitting a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning.

Rodriguez cleared the bases when he smoked a J.R. Graham offering well over the fence in center field at Yankee Stadium, putting the Yankees up 5-4. It was his only hit in five at-bats. The veteran extends his major league record to 25 grand slams in his career. On the season, Rodriguez has 25 home runs, 67 RBI, and a .261/.368/.500 batting line.
Aug 18 - 10:43 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for the veteran slugger. Mark Teixeira will serve as the designated hitter while Greg Bird starts at first base for the Bombers on Saturday.
Aug 15 - 10:56 AM

Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-2 with an RBI single, three walks, and four runs scored against the White Sox on Friday.

Once again, A-Rod and Teixeira got it done in the middle of the Yankees' lineup. The 40-year-old has now hit safely in seven straight games and currently ranks fifth in the AL with a .930 OPS. He's on pace for 38 home runs and 97 RBI to go along with 98 runs scored. Who saw this coming?
Aug 1 - 1:45 AM

Alex Rodriguez, celebrating his 40th birthday, went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Yankees topped the Rangers on Monday.

It's the sixth home run he's hit on his birthday, strangely enough. The sixth-inning blast extended the Yankees' lead to 4-2. Rodriguez has gone yard nine times in his last 15 games, including four in his last two. He has 24 dingers overall this season with 59 RBI and a .276/.373/.543 in an outstanding return after missing all of the 2014 season due to a suspension.
Jul 27 - 11:28 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

He's getting some rest following Saturday's three-homer game. Mark Teixeira is in the designated hitter spot Sunday, with Garrett Jones filling in at first base.
Jul 26 - 11:54 AM

Alex Rodriguez homered three times in Saturday's 8-5 win over the Twins, including a game-tying solo shot in the ninth inning.

Rodriguez single-handedly kept his team in a game that threatened to turn into a laugher early. With CC Sabathia struggling, he hit a solo home run off Twins starter Tommy Milone in the fourth inning to make the score 5-1, Twins. He would clock a second homer--this one of the two-run variety--off Milone in the seventh. The big shot, though, came in the ninth inning, when Rodriguez launched a solo home run off Glen Perkins to tie the game at 5-all. The Yankees would take the lead later that inning via a John Ryan Murphy three-run homer, ultimately pulling out the 8-5 win. After a year off from baseball and two days shy of his 40th birthday, the controversial slugger is now hitting a superb .277/.375/.539 with 23 homers and 58 RBI.
Jul 25 - 10:37 PM

Alex Rodriguez hit a solo home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Yankees edged the Orioles on Wednesday.

Rodriguez put the Yankees up 4-2 with his fifth-inning home run off of Kevin Gausman. It proved to be an important run as the Orioles tacked on one more before falling short. Rodriguez now has 20 home runs, the first time he's reached the 20-homer threshold since hitting 30 in 2010. He's also knocked in 54 runs while hitting .275/.375/.518.
Jul 22 - 9:46 PM

Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a go-ahead solo homer in Friday's 4-3 win over the Mariners.

Rodriguez gave the Yankees the lead when he took Joe Beimel deep in the seventh inning. The 39-year-old is now up to 19 homers on the year to go along with a .281/.384/.525 batting line. He continues to defy expectations.
Jul 17 - 10:14 PM

Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with home run, a walk, and two RBI against the Red Sox on Friday.

A-Rod got the Yankees on the board with a solo homer in the first inning before walking with the bases loaded in the fourth to force in a run. The 39-year-old is not going to the All-Star Game next week, but his numbers are certainly worthy. He's batting .279/.385/.509 with 17 home runs and 49 RBI over 80 games.
Jul 10 - 11:19 PM

Alex Rodriguez clubbed the 670th home run of his career but the Yankees dropped Sunday's contest to the Rays.

Rodriguez finished 1-for-3 with a walk. His home run came with the bases empty in the sixth inning, serving as the Yankees' only run of the afternoon and the lone blemish on Erasmo Ramirez's line. Rodriguez hadn't registered an extra-base hit since his last home run on June 23, a span of nine games. He's currently batting .284/.390/.513 with 16 home runs and 47 RBI, quite a nice bounce-back season after missing all of 2014.
Jul 5 - 4:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Stephen Drew
2Dustin Ackley
3Robert Refsnyder
4Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Rico Noel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Luis Severino
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Diego Moreno
7Sergio Santos
8Bryan Mitchell
9Branden Pinder
10Andrew Bailey
11Caleb Cotham
12James Pazos