Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 4 days ago

Rodriguez is out of the lineup Thursday, the YES Network's Meredith Marakovits reports.

The 39-year-old is 2-for-17 over his last five games, so the off day does not come as a surprise. Carlos Beltran gets the start at DH in his place.

Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 6 days ago

Rodriguez will likely occupy the third spot in the lineup most nights, Newsday reports.

Between the combination of Rodriguez's surprisingly strong early-season production and the struggles of Carlos Beltran, manager Joe Girardi decided to settle on the third spot for A-Rod after moving him around anywhere between second and seventh during the opening slate of games. It's still a relatively small sample size, but A-Rod has been able to stay healthy and in the lineup nearly every night while slashing .286/.412/.643 with four homers, and should be helped by a stable spot in the middle of the order.

Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 1 week ago

Rodriguez belted a pair of home runs and added a run-scoring single in the Yankees 5-4 win over Tampa Bay on Friday night.

After missing all of 2014 while serving a drug suspension, no one really knew what to expect, but he has certainly been productive. He now has four long ones on the season, and 11 RBI, to go with a robust .344 average.

Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a walk and his second homer Wednesday in a loss to the Orioles.

Back in the DH role, A-Rod continued his solid start to the year. It is, however, concerning that he's struck out a dozen times in 28 at-bats.

Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Rodriguez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

Manager Joe Girardi will sit Rodriguez down for the first time this season and slot Garrett Jones in at DH against right-hander Miguel Gonzalez. It seems the 39-year-old Rodriguez, who has gotten off to a 6-for-24 start, will continue to play regularly, seeing time against nearly all lefties and many right-handers as well.

Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Rodriguez is playing first base in Saturday's lineup against the Red Sox,

Rodriguez is manning first due to Mark Teixeira getting rest after Friday's 19-inning game. This will be his first career appearance at the position. With Chase Headley signed, we knew Rodriguez would be pushed into the lineup in creative ways and this is a result of that. He should see more occasional starts here.

Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Rodriguez hit his first home run of the season, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays.

There was some speculation in spring training as to Rodriguez's role with the team, but thus far he's gotten the start all three games as the club's designated hitter. He was also bumped up to second in the lineup Thursday, indicating that he could be winning back some of the trust in manager Joe Girardi. While Garrett Jones figured to be a possible platoon option with A-Rod at DH, the team seems fully committed at this point to giving the 39-year-old the regular starting opportunities.

Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 3 weeks ago

After missing the 2014 season due to suspension, Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walk on Opening Day in the Yankees' loss to the Blue Jays.

Rodriguez was one of just three Yankees who managed a hit off of the Toronto pitching staff. He's hoping to silence his detractors with his performance at the plate this season. He is just six home runs away from fourth all-time.

Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 1 month ago

Rodriguez could be the team's full time DH according to general manager Brian Cashman.

The Yankees entered the spring not guaranteeing any specific role for Rodriguez, and with the offseason acquisition of Garrett Jones it appeared there may have been a platoon at DH. Cashman said that he was pleased with what he had seen through the spring, though an official decision has still yet to be made. Rodriguez has also taken some reps at both third and first base, so he'll likely see some playing time there as well to give Chase Headley or Mark Teixeira a day off.

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Rodriguez may not get any work at first base this spring, Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal reports.

The Yankees gave some thought to prepping Rodriguez as a backup first baseman, but they now seem content to stick with Garrett Jones. While Rodriguez figures to see most of his playing time as a designated hitter, he should have some opportunities to play third base. It's also still possible the Yankees will eventually want Rodriguez to get some work in on the other side of the diamond.