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Alex Rodriguez | Designated Hitter | #13

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (40) / 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 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

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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

Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

Rodriguez had sat for the past two days, but there is no indication that his recent time off is in any way tied to the right hamstring strain that landed him on the disabled list for most of May. He will DH and bat sixth against the Blue Jays.
Jun 1 - 4:12 PM

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

Carlos Beltran will get a second straight start out of the DH spot. Meanwhile, Rob Refsnyder will make the start in right field.
May 31 - 3:40 PM

Alex Rodriguez is getting the night off Monday.

Carlos Beltran will take a turn at designated hitter in the Memorial Day game versus the Blue Jays.
May 30 - 3:43 PM

Alex Rodriguez launched his first homer since coming off the disabled list in Friday’s win over the Rays.

It was a two-run blast off Chris Archer in the sixth inning. Rodriguez is now up to six home runs on the year and 693 for his career. He has played in back-to-back games since coming off the disabled list, but it will be interesting to see if Yankees manager Joe Girardi shuffles him out of the lineup to give Carlos Beltran more time out of the DH spot moving forward. Of course, A-Rod can change that conversation with his bat.
May 27 - 10:25 PM

Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4 and struck out twice against the Blue Jays in his return from the disabled list Thursday.

The Yankees had just four hits on the day, so A-Rod wasn't the only one to have a bad game. Still, one wonders if he might fade into a part-time role if he doesn't hit soon. The Yankees might be better off with Carlos Beltran DHing and Aaron Hicks in the outfield.
May 26 - 7:26 PM

Yankees activated DH Alex Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list.

A-Rod is at DH and batting fifth Thursday against the Blue Jays after missing the last three weeks with a strained hamstring. He went 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBI on his two-game rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton, but the 40-year-old returns Thursday to a rough .194/.275/.444 batting line. He offers a bit of power but not much more in what is technically his age-41 season.
May 26 - 1:26 PM

Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) went 1-for-2 with a homer on Wednesday night at Double-A Trenton.

Rodriguez hit into a groundout in his first at-bat, but he swatted a two-run shot to dead center in his second trip to the plate to put Trenton up 6-0. A-Rod is due back in the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday after missing the last three weeks with a hamstring strain. He went 3-for-6 with three RBI on his two-game rehab assignment with the Trenton Thunder.
May 25 - 8:13 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that he expects Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) to be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

Rodriguez will play in his second rehab game with Double-A Trenton on Wednesday, then onward to the major league club on Thursday (barring a setback). He has been on the disabled list with a hamstring strain since May 4.
May 25 - 4:07 PM

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
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Ivan Nova
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Anthony Swarzak
5Richard Bleier
6Luis Cessa
7Conor Mullee
8Branden Pinder
9Bryan Mitchell