The Yankees are set to start a two-game series against the Washington Nationals tonight. Without the ability to use a DH, Alex Rodriguez is expected to sit both games (Murti, May 19).

Manager Joe Girardi made it clear that A-Rod will serve as the Yankees primary DH for the rest of the season in an attempt to keep the 39-year-old fresh. But the offense has been struggling as of late and could miss his presence in the line up.

In the past seven games, the Yankees have scored more than two runs only twice and have lost?five of their last six games.

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Alex Rodriguez met with incoming commissioner Rob Manfred earlier this past week (Davidoff, Jan. 24).

A-Rod was the one that initiated this meeting with Manfred. In an attempt to create good will, there were no lawyers or player union representatives present. The goal was to ensure both sides were on the same page with his 2014 suspension coming to an end.

The last time A-Rod made a visit to the commissioners office was to receive his 211-game suspension stemming from the Biogensis investigation. Though the suspension would?ultimately be reduced to just the 2014 season. A-Rod is now clear?to make his return to the Yankees in 2015.

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