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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 said Tuesday at Yankees camp that he's retired and has no intention of continuing his playing career.
It's only natural that the topic was raised with A-Rod serving as a guest instructor in Yankees camp. Heck, even manager Joe Girardi raised the possibility of a return Tuesday afternoon. However, A-Rod's spokesman Ron Berkowitz said back in January that the 41-year-old wasn't planning to make a comeback and nothing has changed since. A lightning rod for attention and controversy, Rodriguez will finish fourth all-time with 696 home runs. He won three MVP Awards and posted a .295/.380/.550 batting line to go along with 3,115 career hits. Feb 21 - 2:26 PM

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Christian Red of the New York Daily News reports that Alex Rodriguez will not attempt a comeback in 2017.

It's not a big surprise. Rodriguez, 41, was released by the Yankees last August after batting just .200/.247/.351 with nine homers and 31 RBI in 243 plate appearances. The Yankees are on the hook for $21 million in 2017 regardless of whether he plays again or not, but he's planning to serve as a "special advisor" to owner Hal Steinbrenner. "Alex is enjoying his time off and looking forward to heading to spring training to work with the young guys as he has said all along," A-Rod's spokesman Ron Berkowitz told the New York Daily News. Assuming his career is over, Rodriguez will finish fourth all-time with 696 home runs. In addition to his duties with the Yankees' younger players, he appears to have a promising future as a broadcaster/analyst.
Jan 5 - 6:36 PM

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Monday that the club didn't formally reach out to Alex Rodriguez.

Fresh off the Marlins losing Giancarlo Stanton for the season, Hill indicated Sunday that they would consider reaching out to Rodriguez, but there was no formal dialogue after he officially became a free agent on Monday. Rodriguez's spokesman, Ron Berkowitz, released a statement on Monday saying that his client has no intention of playing for another team this season, so we can put the scenario to bed for the time being.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Ron Berkowitz, a spokesman for Alex Rodriguez, told reporters on Monday that his client has no intention of playing for another team this season.

ESPN's Jim Bowden reported on the radio Monday morning that A-Rod "will be a Miami Marlin," but it doesn't appear that is going to be the case. "I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season," said Berkowitz. "It's not happening." Rodriguez was released by the Yankees on Saturday and officially became a free agent Monday, but it sounds like the 41-year-old will go ahead and retire. He would have been asked to play first base in Miami and that's something he shied away from with the Yankees.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins are considering the addition of free agent slugger Alex Rodriguez.

Many had speculated that if Rodriguez did opt to continue playing after his release from the Yankees on Saturday, that his hometown club in Miami would be the perfect fit. Now, with Giancarlo Stanton set to miss the rest of the season with a groin injury, the Marlins are looking to add power and exploring all available options, including A-Rod. If Rodriguez were to sign with the Marlins, it would presumably be to play first base.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 06:51:00 PM

Yankees released DH Alex Rodriguez.

As anticipated, the 41-year-old played in his final game as a member of the Yankees on Friday night. It's difficult to imagine that this is the end of his playing career though, as A-Rod sits just four home runs shy of 700 for his career. He has been dreadful this season though, slashing just .200/.247/.351 with nine homers and 31 RBI in 243 plate appearances.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 08:37:00 AM

Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in his final game with the Yankees.

It's officially the end of an eventful journey. After his pre-game farewell ceremony was cut short due to a storm, A-Rod got the Yankees on the board in the first inning with a live-drive rocket to the right-center field gap. He grounded out in his second at-bat and struck out swinging in his third before grounding out in his final at-bat in pinstripes. Rodriguez, who started the game at DH, then made his way to third base to begin the ninth inning before leaving the game after one out. He heard a loud ovation from the crowd and his teammates as he walked off the field. It was a nice send-off for a fascinating figure. The 1-for-4 night pushed his batting average up to .200 for the year. Whether this is his final game in MLB remains to be seen. As of now, he sits fourth all-time with 696 career home runs.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Alex Rodriguez is serving as the designated hitter and batting third in his final game as a Yankee on Friday.

A-Rod went 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout Thursday in his first start in August. He'll try to go out with a bang on Friday against Chris Archer and the Rays.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Alex Rodriguez will DH and bat cleanup Thursday against the Red Sox.

It's A-Rod's first start since July 30. Assuming Rodriguez doesn't land with another team after the Yankees release him this weekend, Thursday will be his last game at Fenway Park. Rodriguez flew out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday night and is just 3-for-31 since the All-Star break. Manager Joe Girardi has refused to play A-Rod at third base over his final two games, which has generated some minor controversy.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 04:21:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins have had internal discussions about signing Alex Rodriguez when he is released by the Yankees.

Heyman adds, however, that "there isn’t any evidence they will try to sign him." Rodriguez and the Yankees are going to officially part ways after Friday night's home game against the Rays, and the expectation is that the 41-year-old will then retire. But he grew up in Miami, played much of his amateur ball there, and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has long been an A-Rod fan. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says he wouldn't completely rule it out.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

Rodriguez hasn't played since August 2 and will be retiring come Friday. Red Sox fans will just have to cross their fingers that he is in the lineup for Thursday's game so that they can give him a proper sendoff. Gary Sanchez is DHing on Wednesday.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 04:14:00 PM

The Yankees announced in a press conference Sunday that Alex Rodriguez will be released after Friday's game against the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

He'll be officially released as a player after Friday's game but will remain with the Yankees as a special advisor and instructor. Rodriguez, who will make roughly $27 million from now until the end of 2017 in his new role, didn't totally rule out playing for another team next season, but that seems very unlikely. A-Rod turned back the clock to put together a terrific 2015 campaign, but it's been a huge struggle for him this season with a .204/.252/.356 batting line and nine homers over 234 plate appearances. A 14-time All-Star and three-time MVP, the 41-year-old A-Rod has batted .295/.380/.550 with 696 home runs across 22 major league seasons. It's been a remarkable career.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 11:02:00 AM

The Yankees will hold a press conference with Alex Rodriguez Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

You can probably guess what it's about. Rodriguez has logged just one at-bat this month and it's clear he's no longer part of the team's plans. The three-time MVP was surprisingly effective last season when he hit .250 with 33 HR and 86 RBI but he's been a disaster this year with a .204 average in 216 at-bats. It's unclear if A-Rod is announcing his retirement or if the Yankees are simply cutting him loose. Either way, his time in pinstripes appears to be over.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 08:45:00 PM

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he has no plans to release Alex Rodriguez.

Rodriguez has a .204/.252/.356 batting line for the year and is barely even playing anymore, but it sounds like he'll be sticking around on the Yankees' bench through at least the end of the 2016 season. The 41-year-old is owed $21 million in 2017. "First and foremost, you just have to admit it’s not easy to go ahead and eat — meaning release — that kind of money," said Cashman. "It’s not something you come to a quick decision on. There are players around the game with big contracts, well-below-average players, for many years, not just a year. Alex hit 33 home runs, I believe, last year. … If we choose to do something, that’s our right at any time, but right now that’s not being done."
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 03:41:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 10:27:00 PM

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2Garrett Cooper
3Greg Bird
4Tyler Austin
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SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
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RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Matt Holliday
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4Tommy Kahnle
5Adam Warren
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