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.
Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call soon from his hometown team.
The Miami Marlins are in the market for a power hitter to replace injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who will likely miss the rest of the regular season. They're discussing whether to reach out to Rodriguez, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday.
Stanton strained his groin Saturday and is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks. Rodriguez, who grew up in South Florida and still lives here, played his final game for the New York Yankees on Friday.
"We're going to look at everything," Hill said. "There has been information out there about his situation. I have no idea what his interest level is to continue playing. He has something set up to move into the Yankees front office; I don't know where his head is on that."
Stanton, this year's Home Run Derby winner, leads the Marlins with 25 homers and 70 RBIs while batting .244. Justin Bour, who has 15 home runs, is sidelined with an ankle injury, creating a void at first base that Rodriguez could help fill.
The Marlins are contending for their first playoff berth since 2003. To overcome the loss of Stanton, Hill said, the front office will consider all options - including Rodriguez. >> Read more
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