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Alex Rodriguez | Third Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/27/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that he envisions Alex Rodriguez as the club's designated hitter in 2015.
Cashman said that he "can't expect Alex to be anything" after sitting out all of 2014 for a PED suspension, which is a big reason why the Yankees made a push to re-sign Chase Headley as their regular third baseman. "We look forward to him hopefully solidifying himself as a tremendous DH for us," said Cashman. Rodriguez turns 40 next July and is still owed $61 million over the next three seasons. Dec 16 - 2:54 PM

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A source close to Alex Rodriguez told the New York Daily News that the 38-year-old has been working out "like a fiend" over the past couple of months.

A-Rod was officially activated from his season-long suspension the day after the 2014 World Series and is planning to arrive at Yankees camp next February in tip-top shape. "If anything, this is just making him more determined," said the source, who saw A-Rod working out in Miami last weekend. "He just wants to prove everybody wrong." If all goes smoothly over the winter and into next spring, Rodriguez will serve as the Yankees' primary designated hitter in 2015.
Nov 6 - 8:39 AM

According to Jay Weaver of the Miami Herald, Alex Rodriguez admitted to the Drug Enforcement Administration in January that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Rodriguez denied his involvement with Biogenesis during his lengthy battle with MLB, but he traded his confession for immunity with the DEA. As part of his admission, Rodriguez said he used "substances prohibited by Major League Baseball" between late 2010 and October 2012 and also detailed how Anthony Bosch gave tips to beat MLB's drug testing. His statement could strengthen the government's case against Bosch and implicate Rodriguez's cousin, Yuri Sucart, who served as the middleman in acquiring performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez sat out the entire 2014 season while serving a 162-game suspension, but he's expected to be on the Yankees' roster in 2015.
Source: Miami Herald
Nov 5 - 10:16 AM

Yankees activated 3B Alex Rodriguez from the restricted list.

A-Rod is back on the Yankees' active roster after serving a 162-game suspension (reduced from the initial 211 games) for his involvement in the Biogenesis PED scandal. Assuming relationships can be patched, Rodriguez will serve as the Yankees' primary designated hitter in 2015. He'll still play a little third base as well, and there's talk of him trying first base.
Oct 30 - 1:05 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that he's "open to pursuing third base options."

The statement comes after CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this week that the Yankees are interested in re-signing Chase Headley. Cashman also noted that he has spoken to Alex Rodriguez about the possibility of playing some first base. A-Rod could also wind up spending ample time in the DH spot, as the Yanks can't count on him staying healthy for a full season as a full-time third baseman.
Oct 10 - 3:53 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that he expects Alex Rodriguez to be the team's third baseman next season.

Girardi did note that A-Rod isn't guaranteed the starting job at the hot corner because the club needs "to see where he is physically at." But, the skipper "absolutely" expects Rodriguez to be part of the team and thinks he'll be the regular third baseman as long as he's healthy. A-Rod, of course, missed all of this season after being suspended because of his ties with Biogenesis. Some had speculated that the Yanks might simply just cut him loose, but it appears they're not willing to just eat the $61 million A-Rod has remaining on his contract.
Sep 29 - 9:25 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Saturday that he has been in contact with Alex Rodriguez, and that he isn't interested in playing winter ball this offseason.

Rodriguez continues to work out, three times a day, in preparation for a return to the Yankees in 2015. He still has three years and $61 million remaining on his contract with the Bombers, and it looks as though both sides are working towards him returning to the lineup for the start of the 2015 campaign. While he's a name to keep in mind in the latter-half of fantasy drafts, the 39-year-old slugger is a shell of the elite option he once was.
Sep 27 - 1:27 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that suspended slugger Alex Rodriguez has been working out at the University of Miami and at UCLA in Los Angeles in preparation for his return to Major League Baseball in 2015.

The 39-year-old, who was forced to sit out the entire 2014 season due to his ties with the Biogenesis scandal, has been taking ground balls at third base, hitting off of a tee and working out in the weight room. He still has three years and $61 million left on his contract with the Yankees, and looks as though he's ready to play out the string.
Aug 17 - 7:51 PM

Newsday's Jim Baumbach reports that Alex Rodriguez has voluntarily dismissed his case against MLB, MLBPA and commissioner Bud Selig.

Friday was the deadline for A-Rod's side to respond to the MLB and MLBPA wanting the case tossed, but instead they decided to dismiss the case. It's not clear at this point what compelled him to drop the suit, but it appears he's given up and will not re-file it. A-Rod had his 211-game suspension reduced down to 162 games last month.
Feb 7 - 4:31 PM

According to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, MLB player representatives "overwhelmingly agreed" that Alex Rodriguez should be kicked out of the union during a 90-minute conference call last week.

The call occurred on the day Rodriguez sued both MLB and the players' union. While union leadership quickly advised the player reps that kicking A-Rod out of the union is not legally possible, this is the latest indication that he could have trouble returning to a major league clubhouse. "That's what everyone was thinking," said one player. "We wanted to get on this call and not let him back. [To say,] ‘This is our game and we don't want you in it.'"
Jan 21 - 12:36 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the commissioner's office and the MLBPA is in agreement that Alex Rodriguez counts $3,155,737.70 toward the luxury tax for the Yankees in 2014.

Rodriguez's suspension is for 162 games, not a full year, so the Yankees aren't off the hook completely. However, they will receive significant savings, as A-Rod was going to count $27.5 million toward the luxury tax for 2014. The Yankees were hoping to stay under $189 million, which might not be realistic if they end up signing Masahiro Tanaka.
Jan 14 - 12:37 PM

Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in federal court in an attempt to have his 162-game suspension overturned.

Oh boy. In the complaint, which checks in at 77 pages, Rodriguez argues that arbitration Fredric Horowitz displayed "evident partiality" for MLB and that the MLBPA failed in their duties to represent him during the process. Many believe that Rodriguez is very unlikely to have any success by taking the matter to federal court, but the drama isn't over yet.
Jan 13 - 4:02 PM

Alex Rodriguez' attorney will file a suit in federal court Monday contesting Saturday's decision, reports Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

Rodriguez has already stated his intent to attend spring training, and now he'll seek an injunction that will allow him to play while he waits for a trial. Daniel Lazaroff, a professor at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, doesn't like A-Rod's chances. "The arbitration process in the collective bargaining context is widely respected by the federal courts, and absent of showing some bias or prejudice on the part of the arbitrator or some sort of corruption or some flagrant ignoring of the law, he's just not going to succeed," Lazaroff said. "And because the likelihood of success is small, it basically makes this a waste of time." If he's not allowed to play, he can at least take solace in the fact that the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League are already clamoring for him to join their squad for the 2014 season.
Jan 11 - 7:39 PM

According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Alex Rodriguez has every intention of reporting to spring training with the Yankees.

There's really not anything that the team can do to stop him from doing so, as his suspension doesn't begin until the start of the regular season. It's very clear that A-Rod isn't going down without a fight on this issue, and will do everything in his power to continue to seek exoneration.
Jan 11 - 1:17 PM

Alex Rodriguez announced Saturday that he still plans to fight his reduced 162-game suspension in federal court.

Rodriguez continues to insist that he did not use performance-enhancing drugs and fully believes that the federal court will overturn his suspension. While he could be fighting an uphill battle, the 38-year-old slugger really has no other recourse if he wants to continue his career.
Jan 11 - 12:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Robert Refsnyder
2Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Chris Capuano
6CC Sabathia
7Ivan Nova
8Domingo German
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7Gonzalez Germen
8Rich Hill
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chase Whitley
11Jose De Paula
12Branden Pinder
13Daniel Burawa