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A-Rod on spring debut: 'I'll be a little nervous, for sure'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11:22 am ET) Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez is battling an array of emotions heading into his spring debut Wednesday against the Phillies. Rodriguez will be making his first appearance in a Yankees uniform since Sept. 2013 after sitting out last season due to a season-long suspension.
“I’ll be a little nervous, for sure,” he said Tuesday, per the New York Post. “I haven’t been in front of our fans for a long time. I’m excited about that. I have some challenges ahead... Ready to go. Not sure how ready, but I’ll give it a shot.”
Rodriguez wants to rack up plenty of at-bats this spring following his long layoff.
“At-bats are key for me. I haven’t seen live pitching in a long time,” he said. “The more at-bats, the better. And I know (manager) Joe (Girardi) talked a little bit about maybe going to the minor leagues and utilizing that, too.”
A-Rod will not play in Yankees' spring opener, but will DH on Wed.
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez will not play in the team's spring opener Tuesday against the Phillies. His name was not highlighted on the roster of players selected to travel to Clearwater, Fla., per NJ.com.
Rodriguez, however, will play in Wednesday's spring game against the Phillies, manager Joe Girardi announced Monday.
Rodriguez was the DH and hit fourth in Monday's intrasquad game. Hitting off a pitching machine, he grounded to third on the second pitch of the first at-bat and flied out to short right on the first pitch of the second at-bat, per the Associated Press.
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez may play in spring training opener
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/1/15) Yankees coach Joe Girardi said the team will decide Monday if Alex Rodriguez will play in Tuesday's spring training opener, reports the Associated Press.
Rodriguez is attempting to comeback after being suspended for the entire 2014 season and Girardi said the decision will be based on how Rodriguez is feeling.
"It's something I have to talk to him about," Girardi said. "See where he's at physically."
When asked if he'd be ready, Rodriguez was unsure if he could play, reports ESPN New York.
"I have to talk to Joe [Girardi] first," he said.
Yankees' Garrett Jones ready for position battle with Alex Rodriguez
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/28/15) New Yankees infielder Garrett Jones knows third base currently belongs to Alex Rodriguez. However, the 33-year-old is envisioning a scenario where he and A-Rod are both able to play equally throughout the season.
"That's what it comes down to," Jones said to NJ.com. "When he's getting his opportunity, he'll do his thing. And when I'm getting my opportunity, I'm going to do what I do. In a perfect world, we're both swinging the beat well and we're both in their on a regular basis."
Jones struggled to hit the ball well in 2014, hitting .246 with 15 homeruns and 53 RBI.
"It can mess with you," Jones said. "As a hitter, do I need to do extra? Do I need to change my swing? Do I not have as much power as I used to? A lot of things are going through your head. You try to not let it bother you but for a guy that's supposed to be driving the ball and having home runs, it's part of my game. ... I was trying to pull everything and it turned getting around too much on the ball and I just lost. I was getting pounded (with) sinkers away and I lost that approach to drive the ball to left-center."
Yankees' Mark Teixeira: A-Rod 'will be fine over there' at first base
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez shifted across the infield on Friday. The embattled slugger fielded grounders and took part in various drills including bunt defense, according to the Associated Press.
Rodriguez missed all of last season after being suspended for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. With Chase Headley slated to be the team's starting third baseman, Rodriguez will compete for at-bats as a designated hitter and could see some time behind Headley at third and Mark Teixeira at first.
Teixeira told reporters that Rodriguez will fit just fine at first.
"I think what will make Alex have a shorter learning curve is his baseball IQ," Teixeira said, per Newsday. "He'll be fine over there."
Rodriguez, who will turn 40 in July, hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013. He will begin early workouts on Saturday.
|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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