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Commissioner Rob Manfred: A-Rod 'ought to be welcomed back' by MLB
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said that embattled Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez "ought to be welcomed back" by baseball, per the New York Daily News. The 39-year-old Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 due to his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
"Alex served a very long suspension," Manfred said. "Once he served that time, baseball ought to welcome him back – and I think we've done a good job. The institution as a whole; teams, central baseball, everybody. He's played well. Good for him."
Manfred also added that Rodriguez will be subjected to more testing after his 162-game ban.
"Let me be clear about this; he'll be tested exactly like every other player who has violated the program," Manfred said. "The program requires more frequent testing for players who are coming back after a suspension."
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez to play 1B at some point next week
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Although Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that Alex Rodriguez has shown enough to be trusted as the full-time DH, manager Joe Girardi told reporters Wednesday that Rodriguez will get a look at first base at some point next week, per NJ.com.
"It's coming up," Girardi said.
Girardi added that he hasn't notified Rodriguez, though he has the date on the board in his office.
"I don't want him to hear it from you what day it is," Girardi said.
Cashman: A-Rod has shown enough to be trusted as full-time DH
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez has shown enough this spring to be trusted as the full-time DH, per MLB.com. Cashman said he had no expectations when camp opened, but Rodriguez has been moving well.
"He's got a lot of life in his body so we'll see if he continues to show athleticism," Cashman said, per NJ.com.
The embattled Rodriguez, who missed the 2014 campaign due to a season-long suspension, is batting .286 (8 for 28) with one double, two home runs, three RBI, three runs, five walks and five strikeouts in 12 spring games.
"As I said before camp even started, I had no idea what we were going to get," he said. "We prepare for the worst and hope for the best and hopefully he can stay healthy and be really productive for us in that lineup."
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez still may play first base this season
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez got more practice time at first base Tuesday. Manager Joe Girardi, who wasn't sure if A-Rod would see any time at first this year, doesn't think he's ruled it out just yet, reports MLB.com.
"It's not dead," Girardi said. "What I have said, though -- the most important thing is at-bats. You're probably going to see him going through some drills at first, and my guess is you're going to see him in a Spring Training game before we leave."
Girardi wants to have backup plans in case of an unforeseen injury.
"If you have an injury, if something happens, then it's good to have," Girardi said. "We're not asking him to go out there every day, but just to have somewhat of an understanding of the position. I don't really think that fielding a ground ball is going to be an issue. I don't think throwing the ball is going to be an issue. It's where to be on cuts, where to be on bunt plays, those sort of things."
Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran each get two hits in Yankees' minor league game
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/22/15) Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran didn't travel to Port St. Lucie for the Yankees' road game on Sunday. Instead, both players stayed home to bat against Blue Jays' minor leaguers.
Rodriguez played third and went two for five on the day, seeing a total of 19 pitches. He singled in his first two at bats off of righthander Brady Dragmire. He also grounded out twice and struck out twice against lefthanders.
"Hard to tell on a day like today," A-Rod said, according to NJ.com's Brendan Kuty. "But today was a good day of work. ... It's all repetition right now."
Beltran played designated hitter and went two for four with a walk. He struck out looking, doubled to deep left and singled.
|2014 summary: Alex Rodriguez sat out the entire 2014 season while serving a 162-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.|
Playing time status: In the last season he played, Rodriguez appeared in only 44 games, and the last time he played in more than 140 games was 2007. Health permitting, Rodriguez could take on a full-time role in 2015, but it is not yet clear what the Yankees' plans are for him.
2015 outlook: The most likely scenario for Rodriguez is to serve as the Yankees' primary designated hitter, but even if he can remain healthy, Fantasy owners may have to deal with some significant decline. Having undergone a pair of hip operations, the 39-year-old Rodriguez is probably not a source of steals anymore, and his contact skills showed some serious erosion in his two most recent seasons. Rodriguez was viable in standard mixed leagues in 2012, and just maybe he's worth drafting for that format again. If you're going to take that gamble, take it in the very late rounds.
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