Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

Rodriguez does not intend to play for another team this season, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

There had been speculation that Rodriguez was drawing interest from a few teams, but it doesn't appear that any of the talk will come to fruition in the 2016 campaign. However, he's yet to say whether or not he'll return next season. Before being released by the Yankees, Rodriguez owned a .200/.247/.351 line for the year.

Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

Rodriguez is drawing interest from the Marlins, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

"We're putting our list together of options. [Rodriguez] is available, so he will be on that list," Marlins manager Don Mattingly told reporters. "We'll see where that goes." Many expected Rodriguez's career to be over following his release from the Yankees, but Rodriguez was evasive when confronted by reporters about if he had plans to retire. The Marlins have a need for offense after Giancarlo Stanton's injury, and Rodriguez may be the best available at this point, so there is at least some logic to the idea.

Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

Rodriguez was officially released by the Yankees on Saturday and he will assume an advisory role within the organization.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday night's game was Rodriguez's last with the Yankees, and likely his last as a professional. He will remain in the organization, as they still owe him around $25 million, but after the 2017 season, he will be free to do something else. Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin were recalled from Triple-A on Saturday as the Yankees continue the youth movement, and prospect Gary Sanchez figures to see the bulk of the playing time at DH going forward.

Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with an RBI double during Friday's 6-3 win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

In what's expected to be the final game of his MLB career, Rodriguez was able to at least end a tumultuous season on a relative high note, as the two-bagger marked his first extra-base hit since June 5. Though Rodriguez had previously served as the designated hitter throughout this season, manager Joe Girardi allowed the three-time MVP to come out for the ninth inning at third base, the position he had manned for much of his 13-year tenure with the Yankees. Rodriguez is expected to be formally released by the Yankees on Saturday as the team aims to clear up a roster spot for one of their top prospects in Aaron Judge, but the 41-year-old will still stick around with the organization in an advisory capacity through the end of 2017.

Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

Rodriguez is in the DH spot and batting third Friday against the Rays, Meredith Marakovits the YES Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez will go up against the right-handed Chris Archer in what's expected to be his final game with the Yankees, and possibly his career. Rodriguez, who's hitting just .199/.247/.348, is 2-for-15 in his career against Archer. However, both of said hits were home runs.

Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

Rodriguez is in the DH spot while batting fourth against the Red Sox on Thursday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez will be in the lineup for his last game against the Red Sox and at Fenway Park in the cleanup spot. He will face Eduardo Rodriguez for Thursday's game before his final game against the Rays on Friday.

Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

Rodriguez, who is not in the lineup Tuesday, will not return to the order until Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Rodriguez's final game in a Yankee uniform approaching, manager Joe Girardi remains adamant about giving his younger players some playing time and leaving the veteran on the bench. The Yankees will be facing lefty Drew Pomeranz on Wednesday, but Rodriguez will not be in the lineup on that day, either. Instead, he'll be back for his final game against the Red Sox in Fenway on Thursday when he faces knuckleballer Steven Wright.

Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

The Yankees announced Sunday that Rodriguez would play his final MLB game Aug. 12 against the Rays before joining the team in an advisory role through the 2017 season, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted last week that Rodriguez likely wouldn't be utilized much over the final two weeks of the season while the team looked to make room for younger options, prompting the franchise to reassess the 41-year-old's role while he remained under contract through the remainder of the 2017 campaign. Rodriguez, who is owed $20 million in 2017, will be unconditionally released after the Aug. 12 game, but he'll still stick around the organization as an instructor and special advisor while receiving his full payment. The 14-time All-Star has made just seven appearances since July 23, but with his retirement on the horizon, expect Girardi to give Rodriguez at least a few more starts over the next five days to close out his career. Once Rodriguez is out of the picture, the Yankees will continue to give most of the at-bats at DH to Gary Sanchez.

Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

Manager Joe Girardi acknowledged Tuesday that Rodriguez would likely notice a reduced role over the remainder of the season, ESPN.com's Wallace Matthews reports. "In maybe the near future, do I see [Rodriguez] getting a ton of at-bats? No, I probably don't because of some of the changes that we're possibly going to make here,'' Girardi said. "We're going to take a look at probably some younger players here a little bit, see if we can add to some of the struggles we've had offensively and see if they can be some big bats in the lineup.''

EDGE Analysis

After Carlos Beltran was traded to the Rangers on Monday, there was some speculation that Rodriguez might earn more frequent starts at DH over the final two months of the season as he pursues 700 career home runs, but it doesn't seem as though Girardi is willing to give the 41-year-old that opportunity. Though Rodriguez came back from a one-year ban to slug 33 homers in 2015, he's been a disaster at the plate throughout this season, slashing just .204/.252/.356 with nine long balls and a career-worst 27.8 percent strikeout rate over 234 plate appearances. In interviews with New York media Tuesday, Rodriguez himself seemed resigned to the reality that the Yankees aren't eager to cater to him while they make room for some of their younger bats, with well-regarded 23-year-old catcher Gary Sanchez being the first prospect to join the big club. Rodriguez is under contract through the end of the 2017 season and has more than $20 million remaining on his contract, and with the Yankees seemingly viewing him as a sunk cost at this point, it wouldn't be surprising if the team opted to release him later this season if another move needs to be made in order to bring a prospect onto the 40-man roster.

Alex Rodriguez
DH NYY
4 months ago

Rodriguez could be in line for more regular starts following the trade of Carlos Beltran, the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees had slotted Beltran into the DH role frequently, so his departure would appear to create a spot for A-Rod, who has otherwise mostly been relegated to bench duty of late. Manager Joe Girardi was noncommittal about a regular role for the 41-year-old though, but the situation may become clearer when the Yankees return to an AL park Wednesday.