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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, 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

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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

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason 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
6Diego Moreno
7Sergio Santos
8Bryan Mitchell