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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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Jorge Posada apologized on Thursday for comments he made on Wednesday regarding Alex Rodriguez, PED use, and the Hall of Fame (CBS Sports, May 14).

"I tried to text him yesterday," Posada said of Rodriguez during an appearance on WFAN. "I feel like I was cornered into this answer. I know better. I was really caught off-guard.?He knows how I feel about him," Posada continued. "And I would like to ? if I caused him anything, I would like to apologize...I felt like the guy kept pushing towards that response, and I should have known better."

Posada had said in an interview on Wednesday morning with "CBS This Morning" that PED users, including former teammate Rodriguez, should be kept out of Cooperstown (CBS New York, May 13).

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Alex Rodriguez made his career debut at first base Sunday. And, like most everything else this relatively quiet spring, it was smooth and uneventful.

Rodriguez, a longtime shortstop and third baseman, handled three chances cleanly in three innings in the Yankees' 7-0 win over the Astros in Kissimmee.

"It was fun," Rodriguez told reporters. "It was quite interesting after 20 years in the league to see the game from a totally different lens. It was pretty cool."

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Recap: Alex Rodriguez singled in his first at-bat and went 1-for-2 with a walk in his return to the Yankees, who lost to the Phillies 3-1 in their Grapefruit League home opener Wednesday in Tampa.


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The Yankees are reportedly prepared to battle Alex Rodriguez over milestone bonuses built into his contract should he reach them (Heyman, Feb. 25).

At issue is $30 million. Rodriguez, 39, is six home runs from tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list (660).

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported the Yankees believe they are on solid ground on three counts: that A-Rod's admitted drug use has made him unmarketable; that the contract says the Yankees can "designate" what is considered a milestone home run; and, most significant, the Yankees could go to court and put A-Rod on the stand under oath should Rodriguez decide to take the Yankees to court.

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Anthony Bosch, A-Rod's notorious steroid supplier, was sentenced to four years in federal prison today (NY Daily News, Feb. 17).

Bosch was the owner of the Biogensis anti-aging clinic based out of South Florida. His cooperation with Major League Baseball in 2013 led to A-Rod being handed a 211-game suspension by then commissioner Bud Selig. It was later reduced to a season long suspension, which concludes?this spring.

Twelve other players agreed to 50-game suspensions for their involvement with Bosch: Antonio Bastardo, Everth Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Fautino de los Santos, Sergio Escalona, Fernando Mart?nez, Jes?s Montero, Jordan Norberto, Jhonny Peralta, C?sar Puello, and Jordany Valdespin.

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While Alex Rodriguez has been busy mending relationships as he gets set for spring training, the veteran made sure to call up his replacement at third base, Chase Headley, just to say hello (NJ.com, Feb. 16).

"It was just more of an introduction," Headley said of A-Rod's call. "I think we both care about winning. That's the most important thing and that's what we talked about. That (other) stuff will sort itself out."

Of course, that "other stuff" Headley is referring to is the business of Rodriguez gunning for his old spot on the field. As it stands, A-Rod will start the season at DH, but since he's been out of the game for a year for a PED suspension, he will have to earn his playing time at third base.

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The Yankees have told Alex Roridguez he can make his expected public apology at Yankee Stadium before he reports to spring training in Tampa (Feinsand, Feb. 13).

Team officials told Rodriguez during a Tuesday meeting that they did not want him to wait until camp opened to meet the press and apologize publicly for his actions as he unsuccessfully fought a one-year suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. Their preference is for Rodriguez to meet the expected large media contingent in New York.

Pitchers and catchers report next Friday; camp officially begins Feb. 25.

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The Yankees rejected an offer of a a face-to-face apology from Alex Rodriguez, telling him they'll talk when spring training opens Feb. 25 in Tampa (Daily News, Jan. 24).

Rodriguez had threatened to sue the Yankees, among others, in his initial contentious bid to fight a one-year suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez initiated a meeting with new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred last week ahead of the 2015 season and apparently wanted to do the same with the Yankees.

But the team told Rodriguez a meeting would not occur until the team officially opens camp next month, when many issues -- including Rodriguez's playing role and the team's attempts to scale back performance clauses in his salary -- will be determined.

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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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