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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 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

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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

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Rodriguez, who didn't play Tuesday, belted his second homer tonight off Bud Norris. He leads the Yankees with seven RBI through nine games, and he's now just four homers shy of tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list.
Apr 15 - 10:30 PM

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

It's just a routine day off for A-Rod, who is batting .250/.357/.458 with one home run, two doubles, and six RBI through seven games. Garrett Jones will fill in at designated hitter.
Apr 14 - 3:44 PM

Alex Rodriguez reached base three times and drove home four runs on Sunday, helping to lead the Yankees in a rout over the Red Sox.

Rodriguez drilled a bases-clearing three-run double off Clay Buchholz as part of a seven-run uprising in the first inning, putting the game basically out of reach. The veteran slugger finished the night 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and also scored a run. He has been mighty impressive in the early going, slashing .300/.417/.550 with a homer and six RBI.
Apr 12 - 11:38 PM

Alex Rodriguez will make his big league debut at first base on Saturday against the Red Sox.

A-Rod is also slotted in the cleanup spot in the Bombers lineup. Joe Girardi is getting creative with his lineup after Friday's marathon 19-inning loss. Here's how the rest of the squad shakes out: Brett Gardner LF, Chris Young CF, Carlos Beltran DH, Rodriguez 1B, Chase Headley 3B, Garrett Jones RF, J.R. Murphy C, Didi Gregorius SS, Gregorio Petit 2B.
Apr 11 - 10:32 AM

Alex Rodriguez is hitting third for the Yankees on Friday.

A-Rod was moved up to the No. 2 spot Thursday and homered and now finds himself in the three-hole the next day. Normal No. 3 hitter Carlos Beltran is sitting in favor of Chris Young versus lefty Wade Miley. Didi Gregorius is also getting a breather, as Stephen Drew has slid over to shortstop and Gregorio Petit is handling second base.

Alex Rodriguez hit his first homer of the year and No. 655 of his career Thursday against the Yankees.

That A-Rod is the Yankees' best hitter right now qualifies as a distraction, right? He's not going to get around on every fastball, but it certainly looks like he's going to hit enough to be a lineup fixture. He hit second tonight with Brett Gardner getting the day off, and while we don't expect that to happen again Friday, it might make sense to hit him third over Carlos Beltran.
Apr 9 - 10:03 PM

Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a single and a walk on Opening Day against the Blue Jays on Monday.

In his first game back from his year-long PED suspension, Rodriguez drew a walk in the third inning, dumped a single into right-center field in the fifth, and lined out to right field in the seventh. He turns 40 later this year and is playing on two surgically-repaired hips, so who knows if he'll be able to hold up over a full season, but serving as the primary DH is probably the best thing for him at this point in his career. He's still capable of being fantasy relevant.
Apr 7 - 9:19 AM

Alex Rodriguez is batting seventh and serving as the Yankees' DH on Opening Day against the Blue Jays.

It'll be his first meaningful major league game since 2013. A-Rod hit .286/.400/.524 with three home runs in 18 games this spring and should carry good fantasy potential this year on days that he starts. The full Opening Day lineup for New York: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Brett Gardner LF, Carlos Beltran RF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Brian McCann C, Chase Headley 3B, Alex Rodriguez DH, Stephen Drew 2B, Didi Gregorius SS. Masahiro Tanaka will be on the mound.
Apr 6 - 9:40 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi seemed to confirm Saturday that Alex Rodriguez will be batting seventh in the Yankees lineup to begin the season.

The lineup that the Yanks used in Saturday's spring finale seems to be the lineup that they'll roll with when the games begin counting on Monday. That lineup has A-Rod hitting seventh, sandwiched between Chase Headley and Stephen Drew.
Apr 4 - 2:18 PM

Alex Rodriguez hit his third spring homer Saturday off the Orioles' Brian Matusz.

All spring it's looked like the Yankees would start off with Carlos Beltran hitting third and Mark Teixeira in the cleanup spot, with A-Rod and Chase Headley hitting sixth and seventh, in either order. Based on how they've all looked this spring, it'd seem to make a lot more sense to hit Headley and A-Rod third and fourth, in either combination, and stick Beltran and Teixeira lower in the order. Really, though, manager Joe Girardi should just be content to play the hot hand all year. Rodriguez is hitting .306/.405/.583 in 36 at-bats.
Mar 28 - 4:13 PM

Alex Rodriguez will make his Grapefruit League debut at first base on Sunday against the Astros.

Rodriguez has been working at the position this spring in an effort to increase his versatility, though it's very unlikely that he'll see much time there during the regular season. The 39-year-old is having himself a fine spring, slashing .290/.389/.516 with a pair of homers and three RBI in 31 at-bats.
Mar 27 - 6:18 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez has shown that he can be the team's regular designated hitter this season.

After his year-long PED suspension, Rodriguez is batting .286/.394/.536 with two home runs, a double, and 5/5 K/BB across 33 plate appearances this spring. Most importantly, he has looked healthy. Rodriguez turns 40 later this year and is playing on two surgically-repaired hips, so who knows if he'll hold up for a full season, but he's suddenly an interesting late-round flier in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 25 - 11:56 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
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
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
7Chris Capuano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Chasen Shreve