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13 Alex Rodriguez 3B
Height/Weight: 6-3/225 | Birthdate: 7/27/1975 | Birthplace: New York, NY | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 20 | Salary: $29,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 3/0 | Average Draft Position: 250.08
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Cashman: A-Rod will not be everyday infielder for Yankees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Tuesday veteran Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday infielder are over, and he's hopeful Rodriguez will be able to fill the role of full-time DH.

"I can't expect Alex to be anything," Cashman said during a phone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. "Even before the suspension, he wasn't the same player at third base on the defensive or offensive side.

"We look forward to him hopefully solidifying himself as a tremendous DH for us."

The New York Daily News published a report Monday citing a source saying Rodriguez is determined to regain his role as an everyday third baseman. However, New York re-signed Chase Headley to a four-year deal to be the team's starting third baseman.

"In his mind, he’s still the third baseman," the source said. “That was before (Headley was re-signed) today, anyway.

"Based on what he was being told by the Yankees, Alex believed he would get the chance to play third base, and he believes he can do it. He’s motivated by it because he loves to play the field."


Report: A-Rod determined to reclaim starting job at third base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is determined to reclaim his spot in the infield after sitting out 2014 due to a season-long suspension and wants no part of being a full-time DH, a person who has spoken to Rodriguez "several times" told the New York Daily News.

The Yankees re-signed Chase Headley on Monday to be the team's primary third baseman.

"In his mind, he’s still the third baseman," the person said Monday. "That was before (Headley was re-signed) today, anyway.

"Based on what he was being told by the Yankees, Alex believed he would get the chance to play third base, and he believes he can do it. He’s motivated by it because he loves to play the field.

"Whatever (poor) decisions he’s made, he’s still addicted to the game and he says he’s working hard to be ready. He’s said to me, ‘people are going to be surprised,’ meaning he’s convinced he still has game."


Yankees won't work Alex Rodriguez out at 1B until spring training


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters at the winter meetings Tuesday that Alex Rodriguez has not worked out at first base yet, and that he's won't do so until the start of spring training, per the Star-Ledger. Girardi has been in contact with Rodriguez this offseason and has even seen videos of him working out in the offseason.

The Yankees are in search of a third baseman in case Rodriguez is unable to fill that void on an everyday basis. The 39-year-old hasn't played more than 140 games since 2007 and missed the 2014 campaign due to a season-long suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal.


A-Rod won't be starting 3B, if Yankees signs Headley or another FA


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) It appears the Yankees concern about Alex Rodriguez returning to an everyday role at third base in 2015 are very real. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday if the team signs Chase Headley or another third baseman, then that player "would be our starting third baseman," per the New York Daily News.

There have been reports the Yankees are very interested in bringing back Headley because they don't feel Rodriguez will be able to play third base on an everyday basis. The concerns appear to be over Rodriguez's age (39) and durability issues. He hasn't played more than 140 games since 2007. He missed the 2014 campaign due to a season-long suspension.


Report: Yanks want to re-sign Headley over concerns about A-Rod


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) The Yankees are making a strong push to re-sign free agent infielder Chase Headley because they don't feel Alex Rodriguez will be able to play third base on an everyday basis in 2015, a source told ESPN. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported in early November the Yankees begun talks to bring back Headley.

The source said the Yankees "are looking at Headley to start at third, play some DH and back up Mark Teixeira at first base."

The source added the concerns about Rodriguez, who missed the 2014 season due to a suspension, the recent revelations regarding Rodriguez's past ties to performance-enhancing drugs.

"He's going to be 40 years old and he's had a really tough time staying on the field the past couple of seasons," the source said. "He's had two hip operations and a knee operation, and a lot of baseball people in the Yankees' organization have concerns about how much he can give them at this age."


Report: Yankees' Alex Rodriguez working out 'like a fiend'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been working out "like a fiend" this offseason, according to the New York Daily News

Rodriguez missed all of last season after being suspended for using performance enhancing drugs. In preparation for his return, Rodriguez has reportedly been hitting several days a week at the University of Miami. He has also been taking grounders and going through conditioning drills for months. The 39-year-old hit .244/.348/.423 back in 2013. 


Yankees activate Alex Rodriguez from restricted list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) The Yankees have activated third baseman Alex Rodriguez from the restricted list Thursday.

He's back! After serving a full season suspension, Rodriguez has been reinstated by the club. It's unclear what role Rodriguez will play next season. There have been reports that A-Rod may see time at first or could serve as the designated hitter. The 39-year-old hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013. 


Report: Alex Rodriguez in mix at first base for Yankees in 2015


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) 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
(9/29/2014) 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
(9/27/2014) 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
(2/7/2014) 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
(1/11/2014) 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 could consider a lesser ban


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2014) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez could consider accepting a lesser ban, according to ESPN.

If Rodriguez were to receive a suspension of over 100 games, there's a sense his team would seek a temporary restraining order against the ruling. However, if the ruling is smaller, there's a chance Rodriguez will consider it. He has to weigh how much it would cost to continue fighting this battle against being able to return for the end of next year. It's not just about money. There's a chance Rodriguez just wants to move on after he's dealt with the issue for months now.


Report: Ruling on Alex Rodriguez appeal might happen next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2014) A ruling on Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's suspension might not be known until next week, reports the New York Post. Industry sources told the paper that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz will likely wait a few more days before issuing a ruling on Rodriguez, who faces a potential 211-game suspension by MLB for his alleged involvement with Biogenesis.

Alex Rodriguez's fate could be known in early January


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/23/2013) According to the Bergen Record, arbitrator Frederic Horowitz could hand down his decision on Alex Rodriguez's appeal of a 211-game suspension sometime in early January, possibly shortly after New Year's Day.

Rodriguez's appeal hearing concluded just over a month ago. The Yankees are reportedly budgeting for Rodriguez's return, though they have a contingency plan should the third baseman miss all or part of the season due to the suspension.


Yankees president counting on Brett Gardner, Alex Rodriguez


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/15/2013) Yankees team president Randy Levine told ESPN.com he wants to keep Brett Gardner on the team's roster for the coming season, even though reports have surfaced about potential trades involving him. Levine also said the team is planning as if Alex Rodriguez, who is appealing a 211-game suspension, will be in the opening day lineup.

Levine did not address recent reports regarding a Brandon Phillips-for-Gardner deal proposed by the Reds, instead commenting, "We get inquiries about every single one of our players all the time, [general manager Brian Cashman] listens, but there's no attempt here to trade or move Brett Gardner."

Levine also said there was money available to budget for Rodriguez's salary, but should he have to serve his suspension, the Yankees "always have contingencies."


Alex Rodriguez's appeal hearing concludes


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2013) The appeal hearing for the 211-game suspension levied by Major League Baseball to Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has concluded, the New York Post reports.

By rule, arbitrator Frederic Horowitz now has until Dec. 16 to make a ruling on the case, though Horowitz will not be held to that timetable, Yahoo! Sports reports. A decision should come soon after the holidays.


Alex Rodriguez team puts hearing on hold


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/21/2013) Though initial reports said they would go on with the hearing even with their client absent, Alex Rodriguez's lawyers announced Thursday that they'll only continue if commissioner Bud Selig testifies, according to The Daily News.

"We're not going to participate in a process that's obviously a fait accompli and not a fair process," attorney Joe Tacopina said. "We are absolutely shutting down at this point."

Rodriguez is appealing a suspension that would keep him out for the entire 2014 season.


Alex Rodriguez's hearing continues


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/21/2013) A day after Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his arbitration hearing when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz declined to order commissioner Bud Selig to testify, his lawyers were back at work Thursday, attorney Joe Tacopina told "Good Day New York." Rodriguez himself was not present.

Rodriguez is appealing a suspension that would keep him out for the entire 2014 season. He had been scheduled to testify Friday.


Alex Rodriguez walks out on hearing


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/20/2013) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his arbitration hearing at Major League Baseball's headquarters Wednesday, after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz declined to order MLB commissioner Bud Selig to testify, according to the New York Daily News.

Prior to his exit, Rodriguez made a statement, saying among other things, "I am disgusted with this abusive process, designed to ensure that the player fails," and referring to the hearing as a "farce." Rodriguez is appealing his 211-game drug suspension.


Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing resumes


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/18/2013) The Boston Herald reports that the grievance hearing for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez resumed on Monday. The hearing has been on hold since Oct. 18.

Rodriguez's attorneys are scheduled to call witnesses, though it is not yet known if Rodriguez himself will testify. MLB may insist that Rodriguez should not be allowed to testify, since he called in sick for an investigatory interview last Friday.


Yankees budgeting for Alex Rodriguez's return


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/14/2013) Though third baseman Alex Rodriguez's status for the 2014 season is unknown, the Yankees are preparing for his possible return even while pursuing potential replacements like David Freese, according to The Star-Ledger.

"We are under the impression that he's going to come back," team president Randy Levine said. "That's the way we budgeted it. That's the way we think. We have no control over that. We've never had any control and that process is ongoing."

Rodriguez is appealing a suspension that would keep him out for all of 2014. He's expected to meet with MLB Friday as a part of that process. The Yankees expect the matter to be resolved by December.


Alex Rodriguez's MLB lawsuit set to begin


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/7/2013) In the first court conference since Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against MLB and commissioner Bud Selig in October, Rodriguez's attorneys told a Manhattan federal judge that MLB was out to "destroy" their client's "career and reputation," the New York Post reports.

"[MLB and Selig] engaged in extensive and improper investigatory tactics in an effort to get Mr. Rodriguez at all costs, and in an effort to salvage Mr. Selig’s reputation as he heads towards retirement," Rodriquez's lawyer Jordan Siev said. "He saw this as an opportunity to bring down one of the biggest names in the game."

Rodriguez is also appealing a 211-game suspension for allegedly violating baseball's drug agreement and labor contract.


Alex Rodriguez says MLB leaked false report


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/4/2013) The New York Daily News reports that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is accusing Major League Baseball of leaking a report to the media that he tested positive for a stimulant in 2006. Through his spokesman, Rodriguez is also claiming that the report, which was published by the New York Times on Sunday, is false.

Rodriguez's attorneys made the leaking allegations in an application with arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who has been hearing Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game drug suspension.


Report: Alex Rodriguez failed drug test in 2006


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez failed a drug test for stimulants in 2006, the New York Times reports.

The 2006 charge was previously undisclosed, and a player isn't suspended for his first positive test for stimulants, as per the Joint Drug Agreement. Rodriguez's arbitration hearing for his suspension appeal is on hold until Nov. 18.