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Alex Rodriguez | Designated Hitter | #13

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (41) / 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 had a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning Friday against the Rays.
Long time, no see. This was A-Rod’s first appearance in a game since last Friday. The 41-year-old is hitting just .210 with nine homers and a .625 OPS over 59 games this season. He continues to take grounders at first base before games, but look for him to continue to have a diminished role. Jul 29 - 10:27 PM

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Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News hears from a source that there's "almost no chance" the Yankees will release Alex Rodriguez this season.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that releasing A-Rod is "not something that’s being considered," so this essentially echoes that sentiment. A-Rod has been serving in a platoon role at designated hitter over the past month, but it raised some eyebrows that he was even benched against left-hander Dallas Keuchel on Monday. Assuming he sticks around, the diminished role is likely to continue. Rodriguez, 40, is batting just .206/.256/.364 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 58 games this season. He's under contract for $20 million in 2017.
Jul 25 - 9:43 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

He's sitting despite a left-hander (Dallas Keuchel) starting for Houston. Carlos Beltran will serve as the DH while Aaron Hicks plays right field.
Jul 25 - 5:20 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees lineup for Saturday's afternoon tilt against Johnny Cueto and the Giants.

Rodriguez has been struggling at the dish lately and has been receiving more and more days off because of it. They're rolling with Carlos Beltran as the DH on Saturday with Aaron Hicks starting in right field and batting ninth.
Jul 23 - 1:36 PM

Alex Rodriguez went hitless in three trips to the plate in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

A-Rod wasn't the only one, as the Yankees managed just five base knocks on the day against Chris Tillman and the Orioles' bullpen. He's now tallied just one hit in his last 15 at-bats (although it was a homer), which has his batting line down to an ugly .210/.260/.371. A-Rod is still capable of running into one every now and then, but he's looking done after last year's surprising renaissance.
Jul 21 - 4:17 PM

Alex Rodriguez clubbed a solo home run in Monday's victory over the Orioles.

A-Rod smacked a Kevin Gausman offering in the second inning deep into the left-center field bleachers for his ninth longball of the season. The designated hitter had gone exactly a month in between home runs, as playing time for Rodriguez has been hard to come by of late.
Jul 18 - 10:15 PM

Alex Rodriguez worked out at first base on Friday.

A-Rod briefly gave first base a try last season and didn't feel comfortable, but he's ready to give it another shot as an avenue for playing time. "When I watched him today he looked fairly comfortable," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "I know there's a lot of situations that come up during a game that are hard to prepare for. I get that. I think it's more mental for him. He is an infielder who knows how to throw the ball and hit the ball. So I think it's just feeling more comfortable around the bag." A-Rod is behind Mark Teixeira and Rob Refsnyder on the depth chart at first base, but adding some versatility can only help matters.
Jul 15 - 8:33 PM

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 and stole his third base Thursday against the Rangers.

The Yankees don't want to play A-Rod against right-handers, but with Carlos Beltran out, they've actually hit him third versus righties the last two days. He's hit the ball pretty well, too, though without a ton to show for it. He'll take a seat this weekend, as the Yankees are playing in San Diego.
Jun 30 - 4:53 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday against the Rangers.

Manager Joe Girardi hinted Sunday that he might only start Rodriguez against lefties going forward, so he'll take a seat with right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez throwing for the Rangers on Monday. Carlos Beltran will grab another start at DH. Left-hander Cole Hamels is scheduled to start Tuesday's game, so Rodriguez should be back in the lineup tomorrow.
Jun 27 - 3:51 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post believes Alex Rodriguez might only start against lefties going forward.

He got the day off Sunday against Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey with Carlos Beltran filling in at DH. A-Rod has been useless against right-handers this year (.200 AVG in 115 at-bats) but has hit a respectable .275 versus lefties. "He has struggled against some right-handers," manager Joe Girardi admitted. "We talked about giving Carlos some DH days in this long stretch and I would be more inclined to do it against right-handers than left-handers." Rodriguez was a pleasant surprise last season in his return from a yearlong PED suspension but he hasn't shown us much in 2016.
Jun 27 - 12:17 PM

Alex Rodriguez is absent from the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Carlos Beltran is in the designated hitter spot and Aaron Hicks is in right field.
Jun 26 - 10:17 AM

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Twins on Friday.

The win got the Yankees back to .500 for the year. This was just A-Rod's second multi-hit game since June 8. This has actually been his most productive month of the season, though that isn’t saying much. He has three homers in 23 games since returning from the disabled list to go along with an ugly 31/2 K/BB ratio.
Jun 24 - 10:15 PM

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

After a good start to the month, the veteran had gone cold in the past week before his multi-hit game Thursday. The singles are nice, but since returning on May 26 from his hamstring injury A-Rod has just four extra-base hits. The 40-year-old is hitting .217/.264/.406 with seven homers and 21 RBI on the year.
Jun 17 - 12:41 AM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' starting lineup Tuesday agains the Rockies.

There's no DH available at Coors Field, so A-Rod will take a seat. Rodriguez has been in a year-long slump, hitting just .211 with seven homers in 133 at-bats. We wouldn't be surprised to see him as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night.
Jun 14 - 5:47 PM

Alex Rodriguez is absent from the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. The Yanks have Carlos Beltran in the designated hitter spot and Aaron Hicks in right field. Brian McCann is also receiving a breather, as Austin Romine is catching.
Jun 12 - 11:09 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Rob Refsnyder
3Chris Parmelee
4Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Andrew Miller
2Dellin Betances
3Anthony Swarzak
4Adam Warren
5Chad Green
6Richard Bleier
7Luis Severino
8Conor Mullee
9Bryan Mitchell
10Branden Pinder