|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Suspension - 162-game suspension. Out for season.|
|vs Cobb (Career)||5||0||0||0||.167||0|
|Last 10 Games|
Report: Alex Rodriguez in mix at first base for Yankees in 2015
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/10/14) Embattled Yankees veteran Alex Rodriguez , who missed nearly the entire last two seasons with legal issues, has spoken with general manager Brian Cashman about playing some first base in 2015, per MLB.com.
The Yankees could need depth and insurance at that position behind the oft-injured Mark Teixeira, who has been limited to 138 games in the last two years combined and batted .216 in 2014.
Yankees expect Alex Rodriguez to be starting 3B in 2015
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(9/29/14) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday he expects Alex Rodriguez, who missed the 2014 season due to a 162-game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal, to be the team's starting third baseman in 2015. However, Girardi added the team has to see where Rodriguez is at physically.
Alex Rodriguez passes on winter ball
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said he is uninterested in playing in winter ball after missing the season while serving a suspension, the New York Times reports.
General manager Brian Cashman said Saturday that he has been in touch with Rodriguez about his workouts and added that the third baseman didn't want to participate in an offseason league. Rodriguez seems likely to appear in the team's starting lineup on opening day of next season, barring an injury.
Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuit against baseball, MLBPA
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(2/7/14) Embattled Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has dismissed his lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and commissioner Bud Selig, per the Newark Star-Ledger.
Rodriguez has been suspended for 162 games and the postseason if the Yankees qualify for his involvement in the Biogenesis drug scandal.
Alex Rodriguez suspended 162 games
|by Jeff Tobin | CBSSports.com|
|(1/11/14) An arbitrator reduced Alex Rodriguez's original 211-game suspension to 162 games Saturday. Rodriguez plans to continue his battle in federal court.
The 38-year-old Yankees third baseman received his original suspension in August due to his ties to the Biogenesis scandal -- 50 games for his first performance-enhancing drug offense and an additional 161 for interfering with MLB's investigation.
The new suspension also includes the 2014 postseason if New York makes it that far.
Rodriguez will seek an injunction on the ruling to continue the legal battle, though he's not likely to receive it. Earlier reports stated the Rodriguez camp would have accepted a suspension of 65 games or less without further legal wranlging.
The Yankees were reportedly waiting for this ruling to sign another third baseman. Since A-Rod's salary -- $25 million in 2014 -- will not count toward the team's payroll due to the suspension, the Yankees have money to use if they decide another third baseman is necessary.
For more information, and a full statement from Rodriguez, Eye on Baseball's Mike Axisa has more here.
|Alex Rodriguez had a mediocre late-season run over 44 games for the Yankees in 2013. He hit seven home runs in 156 at-bats, with a suprisingly-high four steals and a .771 OPS (his lowest since 1995) -- all coming after major hip surgery and an accelerated rehab stint. With a full season suspension looming, Rodriguez is going to pin all his hopes on a successful challenge in the courtroom, meaning there is still, somehow a little bit of hope left for his 2014 prospects. If it appears he's in line for a win (or at least a stay), we could conceivably see a full season from him. The chances are far better that Rodriguez is out, but if he finds a way to avoid the suspension, a .270/20 home run/10 steal season becomes his most optimistic ceiling. Stay far away until the late rounds of AL-only and keeper/dynasty leagues, however; all signs point to a lost 2014 for Rodriguez.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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