Barring emergencies, Alex Rodriguez will not play third base or first anymore this season. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday he prefers using A-Rod solely as a designated hitter going forward.
Alex Rodriguez received a loud ovation and a rare shout-out from the Bleacher Creatures at Yankee Stadium before walking in the first plate appearance of his return to the major leagues after a season-long drug suspension
Since Alex Rodriguez last stepped into a batter's box during a game, Boston and San Francisco have won World Series titles, the New York Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years and a new commissioner has taken office.
A cousin of Alex Rodriguez who injected the baseball star with steroids and a onetime clinic owner accused of providing the performance-enhancing drugs to several players have been arrested in connection with a drug conspiracy, authorities said Tuesday.