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Alex Rodriguez | Designated Hitter

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/27/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alex Rodriguez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.
It's not too surprising, as the Yankees can't use the DH under National League rules. It's just a two-game series, so Rodriguez should return to the staring lineup Friday against the Rangers. May 19 - 3:46 PM

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Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 and hit his ninth homer Thursday in a losing cause against the Rays.

A-Rod's solo shot in the ninth gave the Yankees their only run in the 6-1 loss. Eight of his nine homers this year have come with the bases empty.
May 14 - 10:08 PM

Alex Rodriguez felt some left hamstring soreness while running to second base in the ninth inning Monday, but expects to be fine.

Rodriguez missed a game Saturday due to what was termed as "heavy legs" and was spotted rubbing his hamstring after running into second base in the ninth inning on Monday. "I'm OK. I should be fine," said Rodriguez. "I think it should be OK. My left hammy was a little tight the other day, so I have to keep an eye on that." Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he expects A-Rod to play Tuesday, but it's something to monitor. Rodriguez is batting .250/.360/.558 with eight home runs and 20 RBI through 30 games this season.
May 12 - 10:56 AM

Alex Rodriguez had two hits in four at-bats, including a solo home run, as the Yankees swung their way past the Rays on Monday.

Rodriguez got the scoring started with a first-inning solo home run off of Alex Colome, a no-doubter to left-center. The 39-year-old has 662 career home runs now. On the season, he's gone deep eight times, knocked in 20 runs, and hit .250/.360/.558.
May 11 - 10:18 PM

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

It's just a day of rest for the 39-year-old slugger who is off to a fantastic start at the dish this year. Carlos Beltran will start as the Yankees designated hitter and bat fifth against Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles.
May 9 - 11:47 AM

Alex Rodriguez hit homer No. 661 in leading the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Orioles on Thursday.

A-Rod also singled and delivered a sac fly. The homer to pass Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list came off Chris Tillman in the third inning. It was his seventh homer in 94 at-bats, matching his total from 156 at-bats in 2013. His average is down at .245 now after his fast start, and it'll probably hang around that area for the long term. Still, he looks like a reasonable threat for 25 homers and 90 RBI.
May 7 - 10:51 PM

Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run on Friday against the Red Sox, tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list.

And it happened in Fenway Park, of course. Rodriguez wasn't in the starting lineup Friday, but he came up as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning against Junichi Tazawa and took him deep for a go-ahead solo shot over the Green Monster in left field. Interestingly, it was the first pinch-hit home run of his career. Rodriguez is due to receive a $6 million "milestone bonus" for tying Mays, but the Yankees reportedly don't plan on paying it due to his history with performance-enhancing drugs. The 39-year-old is batting .243/.376/.557 with six home runs and 14 RBI through 21 games this season.
May 1 - 10:41 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

A-Rod was off on Tuesday and the Yanks didn't play Thursday, but the club is going with Garrett Jones in the designated hitter spot Friday against Justin Masterson, who is vulnerable to left-handed hitters. Rodriguez will be back in there Saturday.
May 1 - 3:46 PM

Alex Rodriguez finished 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in the Yankees' extra-innings loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

On top of all the strikeouts, A-Rod ended the marathon game by hitting into a doubleplay in the bottom of the 13th inning. It was a rough afternoon for the 39-year-old, who remains one home run shy of tying Willie Mays on the all-time leaderboard.
Apr 29 - 5:10 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Rays.

A-Rod is getting the day off with right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the hill for Tampa Bay. Garrett Jones will serve as the DH and bat sixth. Rodriguez will presumably be back in there Wednesday against left-hander Drew Smyly. He's currently sitting on 659 career home runs, just one shy of tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list.
Apr 28 - 3:27 PM

Alex Rodriguez is starting at third base for the Yankees on Monday night versus the Rays.

It's his second start of the season at the hot corner. A-Rod has been among the most productive players in baseball in the early going this year, boasting a .989 OPS with five home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 18 games for the Yankees. He's one home run away from tying Willie Mays on the all-time leaderboard.
Apr 27 - 3:33 PM

Alex Rodriguez inched one step closer to tying Willie Mays, blasting his 659th career home run in Sunday's 6-4 victory over the Mets.

His solo shot came courtesy of Mets starter Jon Niese and got the Yankees on the board in the first inning. He would also add an RBI double, finishing the night 2-for-4. The 39-year-old has been awfully impressive thus far in 2015, slashing .267/.405/.583 with five homers and 13 RBI.
Apr 26 - 10:55 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Tigers.

A-Rod is just getting a day off. He's off to an impressive start this season, batting .265/.419/.571 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 15 games played. Carlos Beltran will DH and Garrett Jones is starting at first base in place of Mark Teixeira.
Apr 23 - 11:07 AM

Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored to help the Yankees take down the Rays on Sunday.

Rodriguez's hot start to the 2015 season continues. Sunday's performance leaves him with a terrific .316/.447/.711 slash line. He has four home runs, 11 RBI, and 10 runs scored to go along with it. Rodriguez remains two home runs shy of tying Willie Mays with 660 career home runs, fourth-most in baseball history.
Apr 19 - 4:57 PM

Alex Rodriguez had a monster night in Friday's 5-4 win over the Rays, slugging two home runs and hitting a go-ahead RBI single.

He's still got it. Rodriguez launched a solo homer in the second inning before adding a two-run blast in the sixth. He then put the Yankees ahead for good in the eighth inning with a line drive single to center field. This was the 61st multi-homer game of his career and his first since May 23, 2012. He's now up to 658 home runs for his career, which puts him two away from tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list. After missing a year due to a PED suspension, the 39-year-old Rodriguez is batting .344/.432/.781 with four home runs and 11 RBI through 10 games.
Apr 17 - 11:34 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Chase Whitley
7Chris Capuano
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Chasen Shreve
8Branden Pinder