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Former Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez knows what lies ahead for ex-teammate Robinson Cano

Cano was suspended 80 games for testing positive for the diuretic Furosemid, which is used as a masking agent. He is currently serving that suspension as he nurses his fractured hand he sustained during an at-bat. 

Rodriguez, who was spending for the entire 2014 season for his own PED use, thinks the road will be tough for Cano. But he believes he will land on his feet...

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Doug Williams and Andy Martino are back for another edition of Shea Anything, where the guys react to the news of Travis d'Arnaud's partially torn UCL and the latest amazing tweet from Keith Hernandez. Later, they dip into questions from Twitter and discuss Alex Rodriguez's outrageous contract demands back in 2000.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) (Thomas Shea)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) (Thomas Shea)

Former Yankees third baseman and current ESPN analyst Alex Rodriguez said he regrets not signing with the Mets when he was a free agent in 2000.

"I thought I would make great concessions to go play for the Mets," Rodriguez said on the broadcast of Sunday's Mets-Nationals game. "I thought it was a great story for baseball."

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)

When the Yankees made the splash of the offseason, acquiring 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, it signified an end to their short-lived foray into the world of being the underdog. The Evil Empire was well and truly back once again. 

Of course, adding an MVP is always a great thing. But Alex Rodriguez does ask a few questions about the clubhouse and their feel-good stars of 2017, like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez.

"The question is, what does that do to a clubhouse?'' Rodriguez asked, via Pete Caldera of The Record...

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BNNY: Alex Rodriguez joins ESPN 00:02:12
The Baseball Night in New York panel discusses Alex Rodriguez's latest career move, joining ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball team.

With ex-analyst Aaron Boone becoming the Yankees' new manager, ESPN is expected to stick with a former Yankee as his replacement in Alex Rodriguez, per Sporting News' Michael McCarthy

Rodriguez will only call the regular season games with the "Sunday Night Baseball" crew, while returning to Fox Sports to serve as an analyst when the postseason begins. This was made possible by Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox's assets for $60 billion, that includes all of Fox's regional sports networks.

A-Rod has generated good reviews since his transition from player to analyst. He will join a team that includes on-field reporter Buster Olney, co-analyst Ashley Mendoza, and it is reported ESPN will finalize a deal with Fox Sports and MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian to become the new play-by-play announcer for the program. 

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J-Lo lobbies for A-Rod to manage 00:03:35
Sal Licata and Jon Hein break down Jennifer Lopez's tweet that calls for Alex Rodriguez to become the next manager of the New York Yankees.

While Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the organization did not consider former third baseman Alex Rodriguez to be a serious candidate for their managerial vacancy, he said he valued Rodriguez's input in what direction the team should head toward.

"I reached out to Alex a number of times, 'Hey, what do you got?'" Cashman said on Friday, according to the New York Daily News' Amara Grautski. "I looked for a lot of guidance from a lot of people that I have a lot of respect for, and Alex knows baseball as well as anybody. So he certaintly connected with me about what his thoughts are and the type of people he thinks we should [go for]."

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J-Lo lobbies for A-Rod to manage 00:03:35
Sal Licata and Jon Hein break down Jennifer Lopez's tweet that calls for Alex Rodriguez to become the next manager of the New York Yankees.

Actress/musician Jennifer Lopez tweeted on Thursday to endorse her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, for Yankees manager.

Rodriguez weighed in earlier this month on the potential of managing the Yankees, and GM Brian Cashman didn't rule it out at the time, but Rodriguez didn't seem particularly interested. "I've never thought about that," he said about managing. "I've always thought about one day ownership could be interesting."

Click below for J. Lo's tweet and an Instagram video from A-Rod discussing the Yankees' opening

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A-Rod as next Yankees manager? 00:03:25
The Daily News Live crew breaks down the possibility of Alex Rodriguez becoming the next manager of the New York Yankees.

Alex Rodriguez sat down with The Players' Tribune's "R2C2" podcast with Yankees LHP CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco to discuss the Yankees' managerial search. 

The 42-year-old Rodriguez has carved out a niche as a baseball commentator for FOX, but has also served as a special advisor to Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner. When asked about the managerial position, he related it to being the President of the United States.

"I will say that, you know, being a manager for the New York Yankees is almost like POTUS, you know," Rodriguez said. "It's like one of those jobs that everybody and anybody should or would pay attention to because the New York Yankees are the greatest franchise in sports, not only America, but the entire globe. And whether you're in China or Dubai or Australia, everybody knows that logo...So, I do wish them luck."

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Oct 3, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (left) talks to general manager Brian Cashman (Brad Penner)
Oct 3, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (left) talks to general manager Brian Cashman (Brad Penner)

In his first public comments since recommending the dismissal of manager Joe Girardi, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said there were "issues and concerns" with Girardi's ability to communicate with the players.

That failure to ""fully communicate, engage, and connect" might have been a hurdle that was "insurmountable," according to Cashman.

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While Cashman has always been tight-lipped about his dealings, he flat out suggested the process has not begun. He apparently has no list, no front-runners and is seemingly wide-open in his search. Truthfully, I'm surprised we're reacting to a conference call about the managerial opening and not an introductory press conference introducing the new skipper...

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Oct 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; in game three of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports (Matthew Emmons)
Oct 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; in game three of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports (Matthew Emmons)

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner would like to speak with Alex Rodriguez about his future with the organization, reports the New York Post.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Alex Rodriguez believes Yankees rookie Aaron Judge "has a chance to be historic," he told John Harper of the NY Daily News.

Rodriguez had the chance to analyze two of New York's biggest phenoms in Judge and Mets outfielder Michael Conforto in his broadcast debut this past week for FOX. 

Harper asked Rodriguez which player he would choose to have the better career, and Rodriguez stayed loyal to the pinstripes.

"Tough question," Rodriguez said. "I think they're both going to be All-Stars for years to come. But Judge has a chance to be historic. He's 6-foot-7, he benches 450 pounds, he's got a great idea at the plate."

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JR Sport Brief: A-Rod?s image 00:01:36
In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on SNY.tv, JR debates whether former Yankee Alex Rodriguez is a changed man.

In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on SNY.tv, JR debates whether former Yankee Alex Rodriguez is a changed man.

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A-Rod returns to the Yankees 00:03:56
John Harper discusses Alex Rodriguez and his return to the New York Yankees as a special instructor at Spring Training.

Alex Rodriguez is officially retired from baseball, he told reporters on Tuesday after arriving at Yankees camp, where he'll be serving as a guest instructor.

"Zero," Rodriguez said when asked how much interest he would have in playing baseball again.

Rodriguez, 41, added that he had some offers after last season but that none appealed to him.

About the prospect of managing, Rodriguez said he isn't yet ready to consider it...

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New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner high five after beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner high five after beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said he felt the need to step up and be a team leader as one of the more experienced players on the Yankees' current roster.

Following the retirements of Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, Gardner, 33, is the longest tenured Yankee on the roster, followed by LHP CC Sabathia, who became a Yankee one year after Gardner climbed through the farm system.

"For me, I feel like I need to be a leader, yeah," Gardner told the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo. "It's going to be different (without Teixeira and Rodriguez)."

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(Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner spoke with the media on Wednesday in Tampa. Here's what we learned...

  • Expectations are high, like always, even though there will be lots of young players added to the mix who have to prove themselves.
  • The Yankees will always field a championship-caliber team, making sure they have a good mix of marquee veterans and young players.
  • The Yankees love Joe Girardi but won't deal with a potential contract extension until after the season.

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The Yankees have been trying long and hard to convert the roster from a glut of aging veterans to a mix of youth and veterans...

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A-Rod's on TV! 00:01:24
Baseball Night in New York discusses Alex Rodriguez's new TV show, which is aimed at helping ex-professional athletes manage their money.

Alex Rodriguez is set to host a CNBC show titled "Back in the Game," where he will counsel former athletes who have gone broke.

The reality program will be produced by former New York Giant Michael Strahan.

"It's a story we hear all too often," the release stated. "A pro athlete heads into retirement, only to find themselves in financial free-fall. With no more games to play or paychecks to cash, the future can look bleak to those athletes struggling to adjust and adapt. But help may be on the way."

Rodriguez will also serve as an instructor at Yankees Spring Training.

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 (Michael Dwyer/AP)
(Michael Dwyer/AP)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees' 2016 season did not end with a postseason appearance, but there were still plenty of big moments. Rather than relive each one, let's see how some of those circumstances might shape the 2017 season...

Chapman redux

Tags: Aaron Judge, Alex Rodriguez, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Greg Bird of the New York Yankees in the dugout against the Surprise Saguaros during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)
Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Greg Bird of the New York Yankees in the dugout against the Surprise Saguaros during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)

New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird soared once called up to the big leagues in 2015, seemingly easing the then impending loss of veteran first baseman Mark Teixeira considering his contract would expire in 2016. Instead, Bird missed the entire 2016 season after surgery on his right shoulder, calling into question his potential imprint on the Yankees 2017 roster.I felt that Bird was going to be an important piece to the 2016 season. Despite Teixeira's and Alex Rodriguez's comeback seasons in 2015, each had questions marks coming into 2016. Teixeira's season-ending injury in 2015 was just another in a growing line of maladies, and believing a 40-year-old Rodriguez could duplicate his 2015 season was risky.Bird, a top prospect for the club (he was ranked No. 4 by MLB Pipeline among Yankees' prospects prior to the call-up), made fans forget about Teixeira quickly. The left-handed hitter roped nine doubles, smacked 11 home runs and drove in 31 runs in route to a .871 OPS (135 OPS+). Bird also played sound defense at first base, while blending in well with his teammates. The Yankees were in the middle stages of a transition to younger players, making Bird's success something to be excited about with some of his former teammates making noise in the minor leagues.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Mark Teixeira, Tyler Austin, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees were hardly favorites to return to the postseason, but they certainly had the pieces in place to make a run. Unfortunately, several variables kept the Yankees from reaching their goal in 2016. Will the organization take measures to address the mistakes during the offseason and through the regular season?False sense of security in Teixeira and RodriguezThe Yankees scored the second-most runs in the American League in 2015, led by surprise production from first baseman Mark Teixeira and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez. The players combined for 64 home runs and 165 RBIs that season completely surpassing expectations. However, the Yankees made a poor assumption that they would receive similar performances from an injury-plagued Teixeira and an aging Rodriguez.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

For years, the New York Yankees preached wanting to change how they operate the franchise, and this season they followed through at each administrative level of the organization.The Yankees did something they had not done since the early 90's -- trade veterans as part of a sell-off before the non-waiver trade deadline. Yankees GM Brian Cashman convinced ownership that this was the time to fill the farm system with as many top prospects as they could obtain for three talented players, two of whom are set to become free agents at the end of this season.The Yankees also managed to push Alex Rodriguez out the door one season before his contract was set to expire, and took at-bats away from veterans like Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann. The club turned to three prospects to prop up a stagnant offense and it nearly worked well enough to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Mark Teixeira, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates hitting a two-run home run with New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates hitting a two-run home run with New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)

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The New York Yankees 2016 season was a disappointment as they missed the postseason for the third time in the last four years. The club's position players turned in uneven offensive performances, which was a major letdown and factored heavily in the team's 84-78 record. On the field, the Yankees turned in a slightly above-average effort as a whole.

In 2015, the Yankees received big comeback performances from veterans they were not expected to rely on; Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. Rodriguez missed the entire 2014 season due to a yearlong suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Teixeira suffered through another injury-plagued season in 2014, which diminished expectations for 2015. Both men had resurgent efforts, with Rodriguez hitting 33 home runs and Teixeira going yard 31 times.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alex Rodriguez, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jorge Mateo, Mark Teixeira, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the New York Yankees in his new role as an instructor.

A-Rod arrived Friday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa to work with prospects taking part in instructional league.

Wearing white pinstripe pants and a dark blue Yankees T-shirt, Rodriguez talked with Clint Frazier, Blake Rutherford and Jorge Mateo after early hitting drills on Derek Jeter Field. He also spent time talking with coaches and players during regular batting practice.

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(Peter Aiken)

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In a span of several days in late July, the New York Yankees traded their closer, were swept by the last-place Tampa Bay Rays and then traded their replacement closer and best hitter to that point in the season.

It was the correct approach, but one that typically signals that focus has shifted to next season. A month later, the Yankees might be a serious playoff contender.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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DNL on the Baby Bombers 00:03:11
The DNL panel discusses the future of the Yankees and what can be expected from the Baby Bombers for the rest of the season.

Convinced Yankees fans are ready to embrace a new generation of Baby Bombers, owner Hal Steinbrenner watched Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit home runs in their first major league at-bats last weekend

"I was emotional. It doesn't happen often," he said Wednesday. "I'm very excited about this."

Progress shown by catcher Gary Sanchez, Judge and Austin persuaded Steinbrenner to approve the trade of Carlos Beltran to Texas and the decision to release Alex Rodriguez, who was owed $27 million more by the Yankees through 2017. Steinbrenner also green-lighted the trades of relievers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez hits a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez hits a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Gary Sanchez has quickly supplanted seven-time All-Star Brian McCann as the New York Yankees' top catcher.

The 23-year-old hit his fifth home run since he was brought up on Aug. 3, his fourth in four games, during the Yankees' 7-4 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, speaking at the owners' meetings in Houston, said general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi will decide the future of McCann, who is signed through 2018.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

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Rodriguez's publicist Ron Berkowitz released a statement Monday saying the veteran slugger will not play for any team for the remainder of this season. 

The statement said, "I want to put all of this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season... It's not happening. Like he said Friday night, he is happy and he is going to take some time to relax and hang with his family and friends."

Reports over the weekend said the Miami Marlins were possibly interested in signing Rodriguez.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) tips his cap in a farewell gesture to the fans after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) tips his cap in a farewell gesture to the fans after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Yankees have officially released Alex Rodriguez, the team announced before Saturday's game. 

Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge have been added to the active roster as part of a slew of corresponding moves

Rodriguez, who spent 13 years with the Yankees, made his final appearance with the team Friday night, going 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the first inning. 

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Aaron Judge will make his Yankee debut against the Rays
Aaron Judge will make his Yankee debut against the Rays

Yankee prospects Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin will make their big league debuts Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the team announced.

Austin will hit seventh in the lineup and play first base, while Judge will hit eighth and play right field. 

Judge had a slash line of .270/.366/.489 with 19 homers and 65 RBIs in 93 games at AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Austin was at .323/.415/.637 with 13 HRs and 49 RBIs in 57 games at Triple-A. 

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GEICO SportsNite: A-Rod's finale 00:00:24
Alex Rodriguez reflects on his final game as a member of the Yankees after going 1-for-4 with an RBI double against the Rays.

Alex Rodriguez hit an RBI double and played third base in the ninth inning in his final game with the Yankees, as New York took the opener from the Rays, 6-3, from Yankee Stadium on Friday night. >> Read the full AP Recap on SNY.tv


  • Rodriguez doubled in his first at-bat of the game, driving in Brett Gardner with the team's first run of the day. He would finish his last game 1-for-4.
  • Rodriguez, who started the game at DH, came into the game as the third baseman in the final inning. He exited after the first out was recorded and was replaced by Ronald Torreyes
  • CC Sabathia struck out seven and allowed three runs over six innings of work. He allowed a solo home run to Evan Longoria in the first inning. 
  • Tied at three in the sixth, Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer to put the Yankees on top. He also had a two-RBI single in fourth. Castro now has 52 RBIs this year. 
  • Aaron Hicks drilled a solo home run in the seventh, his fifth of the season. 

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The Yankees won their third straight game, once again via comeback and this time doing it against a top-flight and hot pitcher in Chris Archer. However, the bigger story was Rodriguez.

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New York Yankees right fielder Tyler Austin (79) catches a fly ball during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Tommy Gilligan)
New York Yankees right fielder Tyler Austin (79) catches a fly ball during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Tommy Gilligan)

The Yankees will call up OF Tyler Austin to replace Alex Rodriguez on the roster when Rodriguez is officially released after Friday's game, reports Fox's Ken Rosenthal

Austin, 24, has split time this season between Double-A and Triple-A, playing 57 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 

The outfielder has .323 with a .415 OBP and .637 SLG to go along with 13 home runs in Triple-A this season. 

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Alex Rodriguez flips his bat after hitting home run at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner (USA Today))
Alex Rodriguez flips his bat after hitting home run at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner (USA Today))

The Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series in the Bronx on Friday night at 7:35 p.m. Alex Rodriguez will play his final game with the Yankees after spending the last 13 years of his career in pinstripes. 

Read the full game preview on SNY.tv...


Yankees Rays
Brett Gardner, LF Logan Forsythe, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Matt Duffy, SS
Alex Rodriguez, DH Evan Longoria, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Brad Miller, 1B
Brian McCann, C Mikie Mahtook, CF
Didi Gregorius, SS Corey Dickerson, LF
Starlin Castro, 2B Steven Souza Jr., RF
Chase Headley, 3B Tim Beckham, DH
Aaron Hicks, RF Bobby Wilson, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (6-9, 4.18 ERA) has recorded only one win since June 22. In nine starts over that stretch, he is 1-5 with a 6.62 ERA. Sabathia took the loss in his last start after allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Indians. 


Who's Pitching for the Rays: RHP Chris Archer (6-15, 4.26 ERA) earned his first win of the second half in his last outing against the Minnesota Twins. He has lasted at least seven innings in three of his last five starts. Archer has the dubious honor of leading MLB with 15 losses this season.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) drinks during batting practice before a game against theToronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) drinks during batting practice before a game against theToronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro)

Here's what Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano had to say about Alex Rodriguez on his final day with the Yankees:

JOE TORRE, MLB'S CHIEF BASEBALL OFFICER AND MANAGER OF THE YANKEES FROM 1996-2007:

"Alex was a hard worker, a genuine fan of the game and possessed great ability. In our time together, I always knew that the game mattered to him. Baseball teaches all of us at some point, and I think he should be proud of the way he carried himself these last two years. I wish Alex and his family all the best in the future."

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez reacts after announcing his retirement at a press conference prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez reacts after announcing his retirement at a press conference prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)

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Long before I began writing about baseball, Alex Rodriguez was traded to the New York Yankees and I faintly remember thinking they were ridiculously lucky he did not end up with the Boston Red Sox. Years of ups and downs, one World Series title and an embarrassing suspension make me wonder how lucky they truly were.

The failed deal to Boston, opened up the window for the Yankees to snag Rodriguez for Alfonso Soriano, and better yet, the Texas Rangers were going to chip in $67 million to help offset the remaining $179 million on A-Rod's 10-year, $252 million deal. The Yankees had just lost the 2003 World Series to the then Florida Marlins and Rodriguez was the new free agent toy for the free-spending Yanks.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hits in an RBI against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. (Mark L. Baer/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hits in an RBI against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. (Mark L. Baer/USA Today Sports Images)

The Miami Marlins are "probably a longshot" to sign Alex Rodriguez after the New York Yankees release him after Friday's game, according to Jon Heyman.

The Marlins, who lead the second wild card spot by half a game, have had internal discussions on whether to sign Rodriguez, who will be unconditionally released from his Yankees player contract after Friday and will return to his home in Miami for the remainder of the year, but according to Heyman, have not shown any evidence they will try to sign him.

Miami's interest largely depends on the health of first baseman Justin Bour, who has been out since July 6 with a sprained ankle, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Heyman says if the Marlins were to try to sign Rodriguez, it wouldn't be until rosters expand on Sept. 1.

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Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter warm up as the Detroit Tigers visit the New York Yankees for Game 1 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (John Munson/USA Today Sports Images)
Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter warm up as the Detroit Tigers visit the New York Yankees for Game 1 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (John Munson/USA Today Sports Images)

Alex Rodriguez's time with the New York Yankees will be remembered for one World Series title, two MVP awards and countless controversies.

And for him not being Derek Jeter.

"When I'm amongst Yankee fans and the conversation turns to him, he's not held with great fondness," said Marty Appel, author of "Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss."

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Alex Rodriguez emerges from the Green Monster with his uniform number before Thursday game at Fenway Park, A-Rod's final game on the road. (Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports)
Alex Rodriguez emerges from the Green Monster with his uniform number before Thursday game at Fenway Park, A-Rod's final game on the road. (Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports)

Alex Rodriguez told ESPN radio Thursday that Yankees manager Joe Girardi denied his request to play third base in his Yankee Stadium finale Friday against Tampa.

Rodriguez also appeared to be dismissive of former teammate Derek Jeter when asked if there had been any contact between the two this week as Rodriguez ends his career.

When asked if he had spoken with "Derek", Rodriguez responded "With who?" 

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 5-3. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 5-3. (Kim Klement)

The Yankees and Red Sox play the third and final game of their series in Boston on Thursday as Alex Rodriguez will start at DH and bat clean-up.

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Chase Headley, 3B David Ortiz, DH
Alex Rodriguez, DH Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Didi Gregorius, SS Travis Shaw, 3B
Gary Sanchez, C Brock Holt, RF
Austin Romine, 1B Sandy Leon, C
Aaron Hicks, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-10, 5.17 ERA) is coming off two rough outings, having allowed nine earned runs on 12 hits total in his last 12 innings on the mound. While Pineda has struggled with control in his last two starts (five BBs in those starts), he has racked up 14 strikeouts. 


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5, 5.93 ERA) has pitched a lot better in his last five starts than he had earlier in the season, lowering his ERA from 8.59 to 5.93. However he has failed to pitch deep into games, going only 4.1 innings in his last outing and lasting longer than 5.1 innings in only one of his previous four starts. 

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Michael Pineda, Boston Red Sox

Alex Rodriguez (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)
Alex Rodriguez (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

By the time Alex Rodriguez collects his last payment as a player from the Yankees next year, he will have received $317,368,852 from New York, according to a review of his contracts by The Associated Press.

Luxury tax caused by his deal totaled another $132 million through this year, although the Yankees could have spent additional money on other players had A-Rod not been on the roster.

Was it worth it, given the Yankees have won one World Series title during his years in pinstripes?

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Daily News Live: A-Rod 00:03:17
The DNL crew debates if A-Rod has now become a sympathetic figure with Joe Girardi not playing him in all of his remaining games.

Manager Joe Girardi kept New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez, who is scheduled to play his last game with the club on Friday, on the bench amid Fenway Park fans' "We want A-Rod" chants during the ninth inning of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Fans were chanting "We want A-Rod" throughout the ninth inning, even before the Yankees loaded the bases with two outs off Craig Kimbrel. But Rodriguez, who sat on the bench far away from Girardi, according to the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond, remained on the bench as the Yankees sent up Aaron Hicks with one on and two out in a three-run game.

Asked about his reaction to the chants, Girardi, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand, said, "I don't know, how am I supposed to react? It is part of it. But I have to do what I think is best."

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez reacts after announcing his retirement at a press conference prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez reacts after announcing his retirement at a press conference prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner commended Alex Rodriguez's leadership qualities on and off the field and opened up the possibility of enshrining him in Monument Park.

Speaking on "The Michael Kay Show" on Monday, Steinbrenner said he is looking forward to seeing Rodriguez in his role as special adviser.

"We have two of top five or six overall prospects, both shortstops [Gleyber Torres and Jorge Mateo] ... I can't think of a better guy than Alex to come in here and really spend time with them than Alex," Steinbrenner said, according to ESPN's Wallace Matthews.

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GEICO SportsNite: A-Rod's finale 00:01:25
Yankees manager Joe Girardi and several of his players react to Alex Rodriguez's retirement announcement.

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez announced he will play his final game in pinstripes on Friday. Rodriguez, 41, has spent 12 of his 22 seasons with the Yankees, and will become a special adviser after he is unconditionally released after Friday's game.

Rodriguez has hit 696 home runs, the fourth-most in MLB history, 3,114 hits and 2,084 RBIs in 2,781 career games. A three-time MVP, Rodriguez has earned nearly $400 million in his career, according to Baseball-Reference.

Several teammates expressed their gratitude toward Rodriguez.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira
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Alex Rodriguez spoke to the media Sunday.
Alex Rodriguez spoke to the media Sunday.

Alex Rodriguez will play the final game of his career Friday and become a special instructor and advisor for the Yankees.

He announced his decision to retire an emotional Sunday morning press conference. Rodriguez took a long pause at the beginning and spoke haltingly as he began to describe his 22-year career.

A-Rod's final game will be against Tampa Bay. After that, Rodriguez will be unconditionally released and then sign the contract for the advisor role.

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GEICO SportsNite: A-Rod's future 00:02:41
John Harper joins SportsNite to discuss Alex Rodriguez's upcoming press conference and what it could mean for his future with the Yankees.

Update, 10:35 a.m.: Yankees players were told that their attendance at Alex Rodriguez's press conference Sunday monring is mandatory.


The Yankees have called a press conference for Sunday morning at 11 a.m. with Alex Rodriguez, GM Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi.

It's expected the three will address the future of the struggling veteran slugger, having one of the worst seasons of his career, hitting .204 with nine homers and 29 RBIs.

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

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It started before the All-Star break; Alex Rodriguez was losing playing time for a New York Yankees team that was not only fighting to stay whole, but also desperately needed offensive help. One year after surprising just about everyone with a rejuvenated hitting performance, Rodriguez was being passed over for anyone else manager Joe Girardi could find in the dugout.

The Yankees conceded the season by selling their top MLB assets, professing to turn to young players the rest of the way, leaving many to believe that Rodriguez's time with the club is ending well before his contract does.

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DNL panel on A-rod's future 00:03:20
The DNL round table discusses Alex Rodriguez's future with the New York Yankees.

His time with the New York Yankees drawing near an end following more than a decade of controversy, Alex Rodriguez proclaimed: "No matter what happens, I'm at peace with myself."

After trading four veterans and turning their attention toward rebuilding, the Yankees appear to have little or no use for a 41-year-old designated hitter with a .204 batting average, one whose playing time has all but disappeared in the past month.

"I think I can contribute. I think I can help out in the clubhouse," Rodriguez said Tuesday, "but if not, I have two beautiful daughters waiting for me in Miami."

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 (Jake Roth)
(Jake Roth)

Before the All-Star break, the New York Yankees had been on a path toward a hard sell-off despite ownership's contention a few weeks back that they would not quit on the season. Monday, the Yankees traded free agent to be Aroldis Chapman because the deal presented them was too hard to ignore.

However, at four games over .500 and four games back of the second wild card slot, previously all but certain trade candidate Carlos Beltran might stay put in the Bronx. What are the ramifications of holding the 39-year-old, who will also be a free agent at season's end?

Primarily, the Yankees would miss the opportunity to retrieve prospects for Beltran. It remains unknown exactly what level prospects Beltran could bring back to the Yankees, but when an organization's mindset is to sell assets because it feels they are out of the playoff picture, deals have to be made. The Yankees are currently straddling that fence.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Gary Sanchez, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez warms up before the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez warms up before the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the organization is not currently considering buying out designated hitter Alex Rodriguez's contract regardless if the team falls out of contention, according to Kenny Ducey.

There had been discussions that the Yankees could cut Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira if they become sellers at the deadline, Jon Heyman reported last week. However, Cashman dismissed those notions on Monday.

"We always have decisions we can choose to make ... but that's something that's not being considered right now," Cashman said of Rodriguez, who is in the penultimate year of his contract.

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

The Yankees trading Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs on Monday in exchange for SS Gleyber Torres, OF/DH Billy McKinney, RHP Adam Warren, and OF Rashad Crawford was a no-brainer baseball decision. And acquiring him during the offseason was also a solid move. 

The notion of a three-headed lockdown relief crew at the back-end of games made sense in this new age where elite baseball relievers are coveted. Unfortunately, the rest of the Yankees roster was unable to do their part on a regular basis, rendering "No Runs DMC" to a little-used luxury.

The cost to get Chapman this offseason was low due to the domestic violence allegations following him along with the potential for a suspension (it turned out to be 30 games).

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius, Mark Teixeira, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira congratulate each other as they both score during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira congratulate each other as they both score during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

Some people within the New York Yankees organization have discussed cutting designated hitter Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira if they become sellers at the deadline, according to Jon Heyman.

The Yankees, who are seven games back in the AL East and 5 1/2 games back for the second Wild Card spot, are reportedly split on whether to become buyers or sellers as the Aug. 1 trade deadline nears. 

GM Brian Cashman and the baseball operations staff believes the Yankees should sell and focus on the future, while owner Hal Steinbrenner and president Randy Levine consider the team a contender.

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GEICO SportsNite: A-Rod, Beltran 00:01:30
Alex Rodriguez talks about his home run against the Orioles and Carlos Beltran sidesteps trade talk.

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run since June 18, Ivan Nova pitched six innings of one-run ball and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more

  • Rodriguez went 1 for 3 with a solo home run off Kevin Gausman in the second inning that gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
  • After Jonathan Schoop tied the game in the top of the third inning, Brian McCann drove in Brett Gardner with a sac fly to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.
  • Nova (7-5) pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the first inning by getting Pedro Alvarez to foul out to third base. He gave up four hits and three walks in six innings, retiring the final seven batters he faced and throwing 56 of 97 pitches for strikes.
  • Dellin BetancesAndrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman each pitched one inning of scoreless relief for the second straight game.
  • Gausman (1-7) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

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This series is the most important one of the season to date. If the Yankees manage a sweep, they pull within 4 1/2 games of the Orioles and the narrative of selling before the non-waiver trade deadline could surely get swept under the rug by ownership that has little inclination to quit.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Alex Rodriguez, Andrew Miller, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Dellin Betances, Baltimore Orioles
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