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Alex Rodriguez | Designated Hitter | #13

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (40) / 7/27/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / Rd. 1 (1) / SEA
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Alex Rodriguez homered, doubled and drove home four runs as the Yankees were outlasted by the Red Sox on Sunday night in Boston.
A-Rod blasted a two-run homer off David Price in the third inning then added on a two-run double his next time up in the fifth. The 40-year-old slugger has really picked up his offense in the past few weeks, and is now slashing .203/.286/.464 with five homers and 12 RBI on the season. May 1 - 11:38 PM

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Alex Rodriguez socked a solo homer Friday against the Red Sox.

He’s up to four home runs on the season and 691 for his career. Rodriguez has five hits (including two doubles and two home runs) over his last three games, so at least he’s showing some signs of life. The 40-year-old is batting .194/.286/.419 overall.
Apr 29 - 10:12 PM

Alex Rodriguez finished 3-for-3 with a walk and a homer in Wednesday night's loss to the Rangers.

A-Rod sat out the first two games of this series because of oblique stiffness, but he looked to be moving free and easy on Wednesday as he walked in the second, homered in the fourth, doubled in the sixth, and singled in the ninth. The veteran designated hitter raised his season slash line from .145/.242/.273 to .190/.288/.379 in one busy night.
Apr 27 - 11:14 PM

Alex Rodriguez (oblique) is in the lineup for Wednesday's contest with the Rangers.

Rodriguez was forced out of Sunday's game against the Rays due to oblique stiffness. He missed the first two games of the Bombers' series against the Rangers, but is back in the lineup and hitting fifth on Wednesday. The veteran slugger has struggled through the first month of the season and is slashing just .145/.242/.273 with two homers and six RBI over 55 at-bats.
Apr 27 - 6:27 PM

Alex Rodriguez (oblique) is out again Tuesday.

A-Rod also sat out Monday after making an early exit Sunday with stiffness in his oblique. An MRI came back negative for a strain, so the hope is that the veteran slugger will be fine in a couple of days. Mark Teixeira is at DH and Dustin Ackley is at first base on Tuesday night against Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin.
Apr 26 - 5:05 PM

Alex Rodriguez (oblique) is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

A-Rod left Sunday's game with oblique stiffness, but an MRI came back negative. Still, he might need to rest for a couple of days at the very least. Carlos Beltran will fill in at DH on Monday while Dustin Ackley will play right field.
Apr 25 - 4:36 PM

Alex Rodriguez will be sent for an MRI after departing Sunday's game versus the Rays with left oblique stiffness.

A-Rod had an RBI double in his final plate appearance of the day, but he evidently must have hurt himself in the process. There's always a distinct possibility of a disabled list stint when an oblique is involved, and with the way Rodriguez is hitting (.145/.242/.273) some time off might do him some good.
Apr 24 - 3:41 PM

Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run home run in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Mariners.

The 40-year-old designated hitter connected for his second home run of the season against Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma in the bottom of the second inning. It was the only hit of the afternoon for A-Rod, who is slashing just .118/.231/.294 through 34 at-bats.
Apr 17 - 4:01 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

A-Rod is off to a .120/.267/.240 start at the plate and is getting a breather. Dustin Ackley is in the designated hitter spot.
Apr 15 - 3:11 PM

Alex Rodriguez went hitless again Thursday, finishing 0-for-3 in a loss to the Blue Jays.

The veteran is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and owns a paltry .120/.267/.240 line after nearly two weeks. He was hit by a pitch and scored a run in Thursday's contest, a decent day by his standards. He showed very few signs of slowing down last season, but at 40 years old the question of whether the game has passed him by will be omnipresent during rough stretches like this.
Apr 14 - 9:43 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday against the Tigers.

It's just a day of rest for A-Rod. Mark Teixeira is in the designated hitter spot Friday, with Dustin Ackley handling first base. Brian McCann is also getting a breather, as Austin Romine is starting at catcher. The Yanks also have Aaron Hicks in right field in Carlos Beltran's place. Starlin Castro has moved up to the No. 3 spot in the order.

Alex Rodriguez confirmed he plans to retire after the 2017 season but acknowledged he might change his mind.

"I stand by my comments," said Rodriguez. "I'm going to fulfill my contract and I have the right to make a decision then too." So to recap, A-Rod will retire in two years unless he wants to keep playing. Okay then. Rodriguez had a brilliant first half last season (18 HR, 51 RBI) but faded badly after the All-Star break (.216 with 72 strikeouts). A-Rod could have something left in the tank in two years but it won't be much. If he still has the itch to play after his Yankees' contract expires, Rodriguez's hometown Marlins could be an interesting possibility.
Mar 24 - 6:05 PM

Alex Rodriguez clarified late Wednesday that he is not fully committed to retiring after the 2017 season.

A report Wednesday afternoon from Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York stated that A-Rod would not play beyond his current contract with the Yankees, but it seems the veteran slugger was slightly misquoted. "I’m thinking in terms of my contract which ends in 2017," Rodriguez told the New York Daily News in a text message. "After that, we’ll see what happens. I’ve got two years and more than 300 games to play." If he's close at all to Barry Bonds' all-time home run record, we might see a little more A-Rod in 2018.
Mar 24 - 9:22 AM

Alex Rodriguez told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that he plans to retire after the 2017 season.

In other words, he plans to retire after his contract expires. It wasn't too long ago that it looked like A-Rod might not play again, but he proved to be an important part of the Yankees' offense last season by slugging 33 homers with an .842 OPS. With 687 career home runs to his name, the 40-year-old is just 27 away from tying Babe Ruth for third on the all-time list.
Mar 23 - 2:25 PM

Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat of the spring Thursday against the Phillies.

He also struck out and walked before being removed for a pinch-runner. And thus ends Rotoworld's longest ever drought of A-Rod news (the last blurb on him came Oct. 3). It shows just how much things have changed with him, in that there isn't really any controversy following him around as he enters his age-40 season.
Mar 3 - 5:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Aaron Hicks
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Dustin Ackley
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Luis Severino
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Chasen Shreve
5Ivan Nova
6Kirby Yates
7Bryan Mitchell
8Johnny Barbato
9Branden Pinder
10Nick Goody