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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||450.00||16.00||.244||55.00||59.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||12||3||1|| .308|| .667|| .250|
|vs Norris (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||105||29||8|| .355|| .571|| .276|
|Last 10 Games|
Yankees will pay A-Rod for 660th HR, if they lose in arbitration
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) If Major League Baseball arbitrator Fredric Horowitz decides that the Yankees must pay Alex Rodriguez for his historic 660th home run, then team owner Hal Steinbrenner won't dispute it, he told reporters on Wednesday, per NJ.com.
"I will say that, as with every other contract, if there's any contractual obligations on our end, we're going to meet them," Steinbrenner said to reporters. "It's no different than any other contract."
Rodriguez signed a signed a 10 year, $275 million contract with the Yankees in 2007 that contained marketing bonuses for reaching home run milestones. He's due to make $6 million each for reaching 660, 714, 755 and tying/breaking the all-time home run record at 762.
The embattled slugger tied Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays for fourth all-time in home runs, triggering his bonus on May 1. However, the Yankees believe they're not obligated to pay him because his home run chase is no longer commercially marketable due to his his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, which led to his season-long suspension in 2014.
He is hitting .246/.346/.554 with 10 homers, 22 RBI, 19 walks and 36 strikeouts in 38 games played this season. He is 50 homers away from matching another Yankee, Babe Ruth, on the all-time list for third.
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez out of lineup Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.
The Yankees are without the benefit of a DH on Tuesday, as they are on the road and facing the Nationals in a National League park. Rodriguez has a five-game hitting streak and will likely be on pinch-hit duty on Tuesday.
The Yankees are underdogs (+130) on the road, per VegasInsider.com.
Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez smacks 10th home run of the year
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/16/15) Designated hitter Alex Rodriguez connected for a home run Saturday in the Yankees' victory over the Royals.|
A-Rod's homer, his 10th of the season, came in the top of the ninth inning, serving as an insurance run in the Yankees' 5-1 win.
Alex Rodriguez homers for Yankees' only run
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hit a solo home run for the only run New York's offense could muster in Thursday's loss to Tampa.
Rodriguez went 2 for 4, lifting his average to .250. He hit his ninth homer of the year and drove in his 21st run.
Yankees' Stephen Drew to backup 3B, A-Rod to DH only
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/12/15) The Yankees are preparing to use Stephen Drew as their primary backup third baseman instead of Alex Rodriguez, according to the New York Daily News.
This could signal the end of Rodriguez playing the hot corner for the Yankees. Sure, he may get an appearance here or there. But it looks like the Yankees are content with keeping Rodriguez as their designated hitter.
"We're just thinking of keeping him at DH mostly," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
Rodriguez is hitting .244/.348/.423 with seven home runs this season.
|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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