Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 21 hours ago

Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a home run in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The two games he sat out with an oblique injury may have served him well, as Rodriguez is 4-for-7 with a pair of homers and a double since returning to the lineup. He's still batting just .194 on the season, but he looks to be turning a corner as the first month of the season draws to a close.

Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 3 days ago

Rodriguez went 3-for-3 with a double, a solo homer and a walk in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Texas.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His 100th career long ball in Arlington drew the game even, but ended up being the last run the Yanks scored in the game. A-Rod's been off to a slow start in 2016, but getting on base all four times up is a good way to pull the ol' numbers up in a hurry. That said, he's still only hitting .190 with a modest three homers, which provides some cause for concern when you keep in mind that he hit just .216 after the All-Star break last season.

Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 4 days ago

Rodriguez (oblique) is back in the lineup Wednesday, serving as the designated hitter from the fifth spot in the order against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodriguez missed the first two games of the Yankees' series against the Rangers due to some oblique stiffness, but he was able to take swings Tuesday and he'll return to the order for Wednesday's contest. His return to the lineup will move Mark Teixeira back to first base Wednesday while Dustin Ackley will be bumped from the order entirely. Rodriguez and the Yankees will be squaring off against Rangers lefty Martin Perez.

Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 5 days ago

Rodriguez (oblique) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, Jared Diamond of the Wallstreet Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He'll be held out of the lineup for the second straight day, but Rodriguez had earlier reported that he was feeling better, so he may be able to return without missing too much time. Mark Teixeira will get a day off from first base duties and take over the DH role in his stead Tuesday.

Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 6 days ago

Rodriguez (oblique) is out of the lineup Monday against the Rangers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Thankfully, Rodriguez avoided any major damage to his oblique, but he'll still take a seat Monday after being removed from Sunday's game due to the ailment. Carlos Beltran will act as the designated hitter in his place.

Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 7 days ago

Rodriguez was removed from Sunday's contest against the Rays due to a stiff oblique, but an MRI on the region was returned negative, David Lennon of Newsday reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While Rodriguez will travel with the team for the Yankees' next series in Texas, his availability in the near term is in question. If he's unable to man DH on Monday, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann are the ideal candidates to take over at the position.

Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 7 days ago

Rodriguez exited Sunday's game with left oblique stiffness, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. He will undergo an MRI on the issue.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodriguez finished the day 1-for-2 wth a double and an RBI, with Dustin Ackley replacing him as the designated hitter for the remainder of the contest. Expect more information following his MRI, but if the tests reveal a strained oblique it could cost him extended time.

Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Rodriguez went 1-for-4 in Sunday's win over the Mariners with a two-run shot, his second home run of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He also struck out twice, and his slash line on the season remains an anemic .118/.231/.294, but the homer may be a sign Rodriguez is coming out of early season slump.

Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Rodriguez is hitting sixth in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodriguez has typically occupied the three-hole, but he's struggled mightily, going 0-for-19 since hitting a home run last Sunday. The 40-year-old doesn't seem to be in serious jeopardy to lose out on his full-time DH role, but if he continues to struggle, manager Joe Girardi could continue slotting him lower in the lineup.

Alex Rodriguez DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Rodriguez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees are rolling with a lineup mainly filled with regulars Friday, but Rodriguez went 0-for-11 over his last three games and is just 2-for-10 against Mariners starter Nathan Karns, so manager Joe Girardi decided to hold him out Friday. Dustin Ackley will serve as the Yankees' designated hitter in Rodriguez's place.