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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: 274.91
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GM Brian Cashman: Yankees plan to keep Alex Rodriguez on roster


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Yankees have no intentions of parting ways with Alex Rodriguez prior to opening day, general manager Brian Cashman told reporters on Thursday, per NJ.com.

"He's on the team. He's got a three-year contract," Cashman said.

Rodriguez missed all of last season while serving a suspension for using performance enhancing drugs. He is owed $61 million in the final three seasons of his 10-year, $275 million contract. He is expected to work as DH and may see occasional time as a corner infielder this season. Rodriguez hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013.


Girardi: Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is open to playing some 1B


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) When asked if Alex Rodriguez has issued him an apology, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said "that sort of thing I'll keep between us, but we had a good conversation, and he's ready to go to work," according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.

Rodriguez released a hand-written apology for the mistakes he made that lead to his season-long suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal on Feb. 17.

Outside of a possible apology, Girardi indicated that he's talked to Rodriguez about playing some first base this season and that the embattled infielder open to contributing at first.

Said Rodriguez on Girardi, per NJ.com: "I would go through a wall for Joe."

The 39-year-old completed batting practice on Wednesday alingside Yankees prospect Michael O'Neil. New York's first officiall full-squad workpit is on Thursday. Rodriguez is expected to open the year as the team's designated hitter. He hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013.


Hank Aaron is rooting for Alex Rodriguez


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez has found an unlikely ally, according to the Toronto Sun.

Former Braves outfilelder Hank Aaron said he's rooting for the 39-year-old Rodriguez to have a big season. "I am rooting for him," Aaron told Newsday. "Despite all of the things that people say he had been involved in, I'm rooting for him to come back and have a great year."

Aaron did express some doubt about Rodriguez's ability to still put up numbers considering A-Rod has been away from the game for so long. "I wish him well, but I just don't know," Aaron said. "When you're (away) from playing the game the whole year and go out and then have to face kids that are throwing 90 mph, it's a tough thing."

He added that he considered A-Rod to be a "friend," and said he didn't want to blame steriods as the reason players are breaking records today. "The only thing I can say is I wish them well and that they do the best they can. They have to live and meet their own maker, not me."


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez won't concede third base job


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez will not concede the third base job to Chase Headley, according to the New York Daily News

When asked about the position, Rodriguez said he viewed it as a competition. "I've always had that approach, since I was 18. I love to compete," he said. Rodriguez has been taking grounders alongside Headley at third during camp, though it's unclear whether Rodriguez will see time at the position once the regular season begins. 

Rodriguez added that this spring will be about patience for him. "I think it's going to be a process," he added. "I think the most important thing to me is patience. It's going to take at least three or four weeks to kind of get in a good read on everything."

The 39-year-old is expected to open the year as the team's designated hitter. He hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013. 


A-Rod reports three days early for spring training with Yankees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Embattled Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez arrived for spring training Monday, three days ahead of schedule. New York's position players begin workouts Thursday, per the Associated Press.

Rodriguez is set to return to action in 2015 after sitting out in 2014 due to a season-long suspension. He apologized to team officials during a meeting Feb. 10 and to fans in a statement last week. 

“I served a big penalty personally and professionally,” Rodriguez said, per the New York Daily News.

Rodriguez underwent a physical Monday before taking 71 swings at the team's spring training complex. He hit six home runs.

"Right now, I'm just focused on making this team," he said, per USA Today. "Obviously, it was a rough year... I think for me the time off benefited me, and I feel good, healthy, ready to go. It was the first time I had a chance to rest a full year in my career, and get a chance to train, versus rehab, so feeling good."

Rodriguez, who turns 40 years old in July, is owed $61 million in the final three seasons of his 10-year, $275 million contract. Rodriguez also could earn five $6 million bonuses for historic achievements, but the Yankees have told him they don't plan to pay those bonuses.

VIDEO: CBSSports.com baseball writer Dayn Perry recaps Rodriguez's first day at Yankees camp.


Joe Girardi wants Alex Rodriguez to be Yankees' regular DH


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Alex Rodriguez is returning to the Yankees after missing last season due to MLB suspension. 

With Chase Headley slated as the third baseman, manager Joe Girardi has an idea of how to fit A-Rod into the Yankees' plans. 

Girardi told the Star-Ledger's Brandan Kuty that he hopes A-Rod will be the Yankees' every-day designated hitter. 

Rodriguez has started at DH in 104 games in his career, including 98 with the Yankees. 


Yankees' Joe Girardi will discuss backup 1B role with Alex Rodriguez


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters on Friday that he'll talk to Alex Rodriguez face-to-face about serving a role as the backup first baseman, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The 39-year-old issued a written apology earlier this week for the mistakes he made that lead to his season-long suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Girardi said that it would be unfair to judge Rodriguez and predict his production until he earns some spring training, and possibly minor-league at-bats to get his timing down.

"I haven't really put any numbers on it," Girardi said.

Rodriguez missed all of last season while serving a suspension for using performance enhancing drugs. Rodriguez is hoping to win back the starting job at third base, and could also see some additional at-bats at DH. He hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez issues written apology for PED scandal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Although the Yankees asked Alex Rodriguez to meet with the media face-to-face before the start of spring training, the embattled third baseman released a hand-written apology for the mistakes he made that lead to his season-long suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Rodriguez won't hold a press conference moving forward.

Rodriguez's apology comes the same day that his Biogenesis supplier, Anthony Bosch, was sentenced to four years in federal prison. Here is what Rodriguez had to say to his fans, the Yankees and MLB:

"I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season. I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To Major League Baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association and you, the fans, I can only say I'm sorry.

I accept the fact that many of you will not believe my apology or anything that I say at this point. I understand why and that's on me. It was gracious of the Yankees to offer me the use of Yankee Stadium for this apology, but I decided that next time I am in Yankee Stadium, I should be in pinstripes doing my job.

I served the longest suspension in the history of the league for PED use. The commissioner has said the matter is over. The Players Association has said the same. The Yankees have said the next step is to play baseball.

I'm ready to put this chapter behind me and play some ball.

This game has been my single biggest passion since I was a teenager. When I go to Spring Training, I will do everything I can to be the best player and teammate possible, earn a spot on the Yankees and help us win.

Sincerely,

Alex."

Rodriguez reportedly met with team officials last week to clear the air before the team travels to Florida for spring training. Both sides released a joint statement following their 90-minute meeting. After sitting out the entirety of the 2014 season, the Yankees still owe Rodriguez $61 million over the remaining three years on his contract. He hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013. 


Report: A-Rod considering using Jeter's site to issue apology


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is considering using Derek Jeter's website, 'The Players' Tribune,' to issue his apology, according to the New York Daily News

Jeter launched the site shortly after his retirement, and has advertised the site as "a trusted platform for athletes to tell their stories their way." Rodriguez has a lot of options for releasing a statement, but 'The Players' Tribune' is "in play," a source told the Daily News.

The Yankees have also offered Yankee Stadium as a possible backdrop for Rodriguez's apology, but have yet to hear back from Rodriguez's camp. The team wants to avoid a crazy media situation once spring camp opens, so the pressure is on A-Rod to deliver his statement soon. 

The 39-year-old missed all of last season while serving a suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. He hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013. 


Headley: A-Rod reached out in offseason, both care about winning


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Yankees third baseman Chase Headley said embattled slugger Alex Rodriguez reached out to him in mid-December after Headley signed a four-year, $52 million contract.

Rodriguez, who sat out in 2014 due to a season-long suspension, is hoping to win back the starting job at third base, but he is expected to see most of his at-bats at DH.

"We didn't talk about that," Headley said Monday about Rodriguez wanting to start at third, per the Associated Press. "I think we both care about winning. That's the most important thing and that's what we talked about. That (other) stuff will sort itself out. I'm not going to concern myself with that. I'm going to come out and try to do the best I can to do my job, and however that shakes out it will shake out."


Yankees, Alex Rodriguez meet to clear the air


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) The Yankees met with infielder Alex Rodriguez on Tuesday in order to clear the air before spring training, the team announced.

The club released the following statement regarding the meeting:

Today we held a meeting at Yankee Stadium between Hal Steinbrenner, Randy Levine, Brian Cashman, Jean Afterman, Alex Rodriguez and Jim Sharp. Alex initiated the meeting and apologized to the organization for his actions over the past several years. There was an honest and frank discussion on all of the issues. As far as the Yankees are concerned, the next step is to play baseball in spring training.

Rodriguez had allegedly requested a meeting with the club earlier in the offseason, but there were reports that the Yankees denied the meeting. General manager Brian Cashman shot down those rumors last week, saying the team was more than happy with meet with Rodriguez.

Rodriguez missed all of last season after being suspended for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. The 39-year-old has been medically cleared to return, and is expected to report to camp with the team in a few days. Rodriguez hit .244/.348/.423 over 156 at-bats back in 2013. 


Barry Bonds 'OK' with A-Rod wanting to take down his HR record


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Cooperstown might not yet be calling the name of MLB home run king Barry Bonds, but he's at least going to make it into one Hall of Fame.

The 50-year-old Bonds, who totaled 762 career home runs and won the NL MVP seven times, is honored to be elected into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. The official announcement will be made Monday.

“It’s great. Being a Bay Area guy, it’s awesome. It’s wonderful,” Bonds told the San Francisco Chronicle. “My family, we’ve been (playing) in San Francisco since 1958, starting with my godfather, Willie (Mays), and my dad (Bobby). We’ve been entertaining in these (San Francisco) ballparks for decades. There’s tradition in my family, and I’m very, very proud of that.”

Bonds has failed to be elected for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in each of his first three years of eligibility, mostly due to his link to performance-enhancing drugs. Although, he seems hopeful one day he will make the Hall.

"I don’t even compare the two. I’m from here in the Bay Area. This is my home. This is my pride and joy,” Bonds said. “I believe eventually the right thing will be done.”

The Hall of Fame wasn't the only topic Bonds was willing to talk about. He opened up about tutoring other major leaguers, including embattled Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who apparently is looking to take down Bonds' home-run record. The 39-year-old Rodriguez enters 2015 with 654 career homers.

“He was funny,” Bonds said. “He said, 'I want to take your record.’ I said, 'That’s OK. If that’s what you want to do, we’ve got a lot of work to do.’ I was excited he wanted to do it.”


Yankees GM: Alex Rodriguez gets medical clearance to play


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been given clearance to play by his doctor, Bryan Kelly.

"It's all systems go," Cashman said in a radio interview. "He's been conditioning and going in the right direction." 

Rodriguez is attempting to come back after being suspended the entire 2014 season for steroids. Cashman said it will be a slow process to bring him back on the field.

"Expect the worst and hope for the best," he said. "[The best] is you get a middle of the lineup bat and also play third for you."


Cashman: Yankees 'more than happy' to meet with A-Rod


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the team has agreed to meet with embattled infielder Alex Rodriguez, according to The Boston Globe

Cashman said the earlier reports the Yankees turned down a meeting with Rodriguez, who was suspended for the 2014 season for his ties to the Biogenesis scandal, were not true. He added Thursday was the first time Rodriguez requested a meeting.

"We're more than happy to meet with him," Cashman said.

Despite Cashman's comments, the New York Daily News reports some team executives don't want to meet with Rodriguez, telling him: "No thanks, we'll see you in spring training."

A spokesman for Rodriguez told NJ.com that the veteran slugger considers the club "family."

"Alex considers everything with the Yankees to be family business," the spokesman said, "and family business stays within the family."

The Daily News reported in late January the Yankees declined to meet with Rodriguez after he reportedly met with new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to "get on the same page" following his year-long suspension.


Report: Yankees looking to void milestone bonuses for A-Rod


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) The Yankees are looking to void milestone bonuses in Alex Rodriguez 's contract, according to the New York Daily News.

When Rodriguez signed his deal with the club in 2007, it contained bonuses as Rodriguez tied or passed the top home run hitters. Rodriguez, who has 654 career home runs, is just six away from tying Willie Mays, which would trigger a $6 million bonus. He is also set to receive an additional $6 million once he ties Babe Ruth, and another $6 milliion if he ties Hank Aaron.

The team, however, now views those bonuses as worthless due to his 2014 suspension. The team will argue that these bonuses were signed under false pretenses. The club is apparently willing to fight the player's union over the decision should Rodriguez file a grievance. 

Rodriguez, who hasn't played since 2013, has already found it difficult to mend the fences with his team. Rodriguez proposed a meeting with the club where he would publicly apologize for his actions last season, but the team declined the offer. "This is a relationship that is never going to be repaired," one source told the Daily News.


Report: Yankees decline reconciliation with Alex Rodriguez


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) After meeting with new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to clear the air over his year-long suspension in 2014, Alex Rodriguez also reached out to the Yankees to set up a meeting, but was turned down, reports the New York Post.

Rodriguez requested to meet with the Yankees to apologize for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, but was told to wait until spring training. Reports also surfaced that Rodriguez is looking noticeably thinner compared to recent seasons, a source told the New York Post.

Rodriguez is set to report to spring training Feb. 25.


Report: Alex Rodriguez has private meeting with new commissioner


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reportedly met with new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to "get on the same page" with him and the rest of the MLB, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. Rodriguez came unaccompanied by any MLBPA representatives or personal attorneys, per the paper.

Rodriguez, 39, was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. He hit .244/.348/.423 in 156 at-bats in 2013. He has been training with Barry Bonds in the Bay Area, with designs on starting at third base for the Yankees in 2015. However, New York brought in Chase Headley to play third and general manager Brian Cashman has been adamant about Rodriguez playing more of a DH role this season.

Rodriguez is due $61 million over the next three seasons, along with several home run-based performance bonuses.


Report: Alex Rodriguez working out with HR king Barry Bonds


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who sat out in 2014 due to a season-long suspension, has been training with Barry Bonds in the Bay Area, according to SFGate.com. Bonds is the all-time leader in home runs with 762.

Rodriguez recently posted two photos on Instagram of him swinging a bat with the caption: "Starting the year in the cage.” The photos were taken in San Rafael, Calif., at the Future Prospects facility owned and run by Charles Scott, who is Bonds’ friend and former Arizona State teammate. Not only has Bonds worked with Rodriguez at this facility, but also major leaguers Michael Morse, Pablo Sandoval, Dexter Fowler and Brandon Crawford.

Sources told John Shea of SFGate.com that the 39-year-old Rodriguez looked good after training for a few weeks at the facility.


Report: Yankees' Alex Rodriguez believes he has third base job


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez believes he will start at third base, according to Newsday. 

General manager Brian Cashman has been adamant about Rodriguez playing more of a DH role this year. The team even brought in Chase Headley to play the hot corner, even though Rodriguez was set to return. None of that matters to A-Rod, though. In his mind, "that job is not Headley's, it's Alex's to lose," according to the report. Cashman did admit Rodriguez could see time at third, but confirmed that Headley will be the starter. 

The 39-year-old Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 due to his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. He hit .244/.348/.423 in 156 at-bats back in 2013. 


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.