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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: 21 | Salary: $29,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/79 | Average Draft Position: 211.79
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Yankees may use Alex Rodriguez at first base


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) With Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira sidelined with a bone bruise in his leg, manager Joe Girardi said the team may turn to designated hitter Alex Rodriguez to fill in at first, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Rodriguez is hitting .255 with 26 home runs and 69 RBI in 420 at-bats this season.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits 25th grand slam


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2015) Yankees' designated hitter Alex Rodriguez extended his MLB record with his 25th career grand slam, Tuesday against Minnesota.

A-Rod homered for the first time since July 27 and hit his first slam since September 20, 2013. He went deep in the seventh inning to wipe out a three-run deficit. It was the 225th go-ahead homer for Rodriguez in his career.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets a breather on Saturday afternoon


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is getting the day off on Saturday, as he is being held out of the starting lineup against the Blue Jays. The 40-year-old veteran has played in 17 straight games, batting just .215 with one home run and five RBI over that stretch.

Mark Teixeira will serve as the DH on Saturday with rookie Greg Bird handling first base.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez scores four runs in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 2 with three walks in Friday's win over the White Sox. 

A-Rod doubled, drove in a run and scored four runs in the game. 

Rodriguez last scored four times in a game on July 2, 2008. 

Rodriguez hit in his seventh straight game. He's hitting .407 over the streak. 


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez homers on 40th birthday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez celebrated his 40th birthday in style during Monday's 6-2 win over the Rangers.

Rodriguez hit his 24th home run of the season off Matt Harrison in the sixth inning. The solo shot was his only hit in five at-bats during the contest.

Prior to Monday's win, Rodriguez was hitting .286 with seven home runs and 11 RBI in his last 11 games.


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez back in lineup on 40th birthday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/27/2015) After taking Sunday off, Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup Monday at DH and hitting third as the team prepares to take on the Rangers. 

Rodriguez, who turned 40 on Monday, has six home runs in his last 10 games, including three on Saturday night against the Twins. In returning to Texas, he'll be playing at a ballpark in which he has 98 career home runs - second only to his 124 at Yankee Stadium.

Rodriguez is 5-for-12 with five RBIs in his career against Texas starter Matt Harrison.  


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez given day off Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) After hitting three home runs in Saturday's game, the Yankees held designated hitter Alex Rodriguez out of Sunday's lineup at Minnesota, reports Newsday.

Mark Teixeira will be the DH with Garrett Jones playing first base. Rodriguez is hitting .286 with seven home runs and 11 RBI in his last 11 games.


DH Alex Rodriguez collects three HR in Yankees' win


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Alex Rodriguez had a huge night Saturday for the Yankees, blasting three home runs, including the game-tying shot in the ninth inning, as New York rallied for an 8-5 win over the Twins. 

Rodriguez's three longballs went an estimated total of 1,308 feet, just a few feet short of the 1,320 feet in a quarter-mile. He connected for a massive, 450-foot homer in the fourth to put the Yankees on the board, a two-run shot in the seventh to slice the deficit to 5-3 and the dramatic ninth-inning blast to center off Twins closer Glen Perkins. 

According to MLB.com, Rodriguez is the first player to tie the game in the 9th inning by hitting his third HR of the night since Mike Lowell did so on April 21, 2004.

Rodriguez now has 23 homers and 58 RBIs on the season. 


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez slugs go-ahead homer on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 4 on Friday, including a solo home run to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning against the Mariners. The home run was Rodriguez's 19th of the year, and his third straight longball to give the Yankees a lead.

A-Rod has gone deep four times this month, batting .282 in 10 July games.


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez goes deep again Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) All-Star snub Alex Rodriguez is taking out any frustration he might have on the Red Sox.

Rodriguez homered for the second straight game Saturday at Fenway Park. His solo blast in the first inning gave his team a short-lived lead.

He has three dingers in the last five games and a fine slash line on the year of .279/.384/.516.


Alex Rodriguez homers in Yankees' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez hit a solo home run to open the scoring in Friday's win over Boston. 

A-Rod's first-inning home run was his 17th of the year and second in the last four games. It ended a 1-for-11 streak.

Rodriguez went 2 for 4 and drove in two runs on the day. It was his first multi-RBI game since June 24.


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez held out Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was not in Thursday's lineup against the Athletics, the team announced.

Mark Teixeira will serve as the team's DH on Thursday with Garrett Jones taking over at first base. Rodriguez is hitting .195 with one home run and three RBI in his last 11 games.


Alex Rodriguez hits 16th homer in Yankees defeat


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Alex Rodriguez provided the only bit of offense for the Yankees in an 8-1 loss to the Rays on Sunday, blasting his 16th home run of the season to put New York on the scoreboard. 

Rodriguez connected off Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez in the sixth inning, a shot to left-center that now gives him 670 career home runs. It was his first longball since June 23. 

Rodriguez now has 47 RBIs on the season. 


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez held out of lineup Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez did not start for the first time in 10 games Friday against the Astros. It was the first time he wasn't in the lineup since back-to-back games at Miami on June 15-16.

Rodriguez has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games and nine straight games. He is batting .353 (18 for 51) with two doubles, four home runs, 16 RBI, nine runs, eight walks and 14 strikeouts in his last 14 games.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez drives in two runs in Wednesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 3 at the plate to help send the Yankees to a 10-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

Rodriguez drove in two runs in the seventh inning when he hit a single off Justin De Fratus, which scored Jose Pirela and Brett Gardner. He also walked once during the contest.

Prior to his two-hit game Wednesday, Rodriguez was hitting .367 with three home runs and 10 RBI in his last nine games.


Alex Rodriguez goes deep in Yankees' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with two RBI in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia. 

A-Rod hit a solo home run, his 15th of the year. He also hit a sacrifice fly, giving him 42 RBI. 

Rodriguez has now hit in seven straight games. He's 11 for 25 over that span. 


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez slams 14th home run, records 5 RBI


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is having a fantastic week, which he continued on Saturday against the Tigers.

Rodriguez went 2 for 3 with a home run, a walk and five RBI. He hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning to give his team a 7-0 lead in a game they would ultimately win 14-3.

In his last four games, Rodriguez is hitting .538 with seven hits, two home runs and eight RBI.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets 3,000th hit on solo home run


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Yankees third baseman and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez recorded his 3,000th hit of his career with a solo home run in Friday night's game with the Tigers. 

Rodriguez became the 29th player in MLB history to accomplish this feat. He hit the home run off of Justin Verlander in the first inning. Rodriguez now has 13 home runs this year and holds a slash line of .281/.386/.521. 


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez one hit shy of 3,000


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez continued his march to 3,000 hits, tallying two singles to finish the night with 2,999 career hits and driving in a run as New York bested the Marlins on Thursday. 

Rodriguez had an opportunity to reach the milestone in the eighth inning, but reliever Sam Dyson threw four inside pitches to walk Rodriguez, drawing boos from the Yankee Stadium crowed. 

Rodriguez raised his average to .278 and he has driven in 34 RBIs.


Alex Rodriguez, Yankees stop clock on grievance


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) MLB and the players union have agreed to stop the clock on Alex Rodriguez's grievance with the Yankees. 

The Yankees refused to make a $6 million payment to A-Rod after he hit his 660th home run on May 1. According to the labor agreement, Rodriguez has 45 days to file a grievance with the team. 

The 45-day clock can be stopped, however, if both sides agree to do so. That agreement has occurred in the A-Rod case, MLB and the union confirmed on Tuesday. 


A-Rod will be bench option for two-game series at Miami


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't plan to start Alex Rodriguez during a two-game series at Miami, which starts Monday. Rodriguez is five hits shy of 3,000 for his career.

“Just like Washington, like I’ve said all along, whatever Joe wants,” Rodriguez said, referring to his two games off the bench last month against the Nationals, per the New York Daily News. “I never welcome days off. I love to play. But it worked pretty well for me in Washington; after those two days off, I swung the bat pretty well at home.”


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez records 2,000th career RBI on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez recorded another historic milestone in his career, as he surpassed the 2,000-RBI plateau in Saturday's game against the Orioles. 

Rodriguez belted a two-run home run in the sixth inning, giving him 2,001 career RBI. He became just the second man in the history of the game to officially record at least 2,000 RBI, and he is the fastest to ever do it. 

Hank Aaron is the all-time leader with 2,297 RBI. 

"It's just nice to be mentioned with some of the greats -- in this case, the great Hank Aaron," Rodriguez said, per MLB.com. "RBI is a funny thing; it's such a collaborative statistic and it reminds me of when I was in Seattle back when I was in my early 20s, some of the great teammates and friends I've had over the years. A very unique statistic."


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets four hits, RBI milestone


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 4 for 5 in Friday's win over the Angels. 

A-Rod doubled, his tenth of the year, and drove in his 28th run. 

That RBI gave Rodriguez 1,997 in his career, moving him into second place on the all-time list, past Barry Bonds. He's 300 behind all-time leader Henry Aaron. 

A-Rod also scored his 1,950th run, passing Stan Musial into eighth place on that list. 

"Just because of the names, the people that he’s passing,” manager Joe Girardi said. “These are all incredible players, and like I said, there’s a lot of years that he’s been extremely productive, and he’s being productive again.”


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez extends streak to 13


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hit a ninth-inning single in Friday's loss to Oakland, to extend his hitting streak to 13 straight games. 

Rodriguez was 1 for 4 on the day. 


Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez moves to third on all-time RBI list


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez wetn 2 for 4 at the plate in New York's 4-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday.

Rodriguez did his damage in the third inning when he belted a three-run home run off of Chris Young over the right field wall, his 11th of the season. With the shot, Rodriguez surpassed Lou Gehrig with 1,995 RBI in his career, moving to third on the all-time list. He is now just one away from tying Barry Bonds for second.

"I haven't played a lot of baseball in the last two years, but I feel like I'm in a good place. I'm happy. I'm having fun," said the 39-year-old Rodriguez to the Associated Press.

"I think for me in a weird way the time off was a blessing in disguise. I was able to get some rest, change my workout regimen a little bit. I just feel like I'm in a better place and more explosive than I've been."

Rodriguez is now hitting .276 with 26 RBI on the year.