Rodriguez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants. Rodriguez will be held out for a second straight day while he trudges through a miserable July, during which he's gone 4-for-31 (.129 average) with one homer and two RBI. Carlos Beltran will assume DH duties Sunday.
Rodriguez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants, Newsday's Steven Marcus reports. The Yankees will deploy Carlos Beltran at DH and Aaron Hicks in right field, giving Rodriguez the day off against righty Johnny Cueto. He is hitting just .206/.256/.364 on the season and has really failed to approach last season's surprising bounce back campaign.
Rodriguez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles. Mark Teixeira's return to the lineup allows manager Joe Girardi to give Carlos Beltran a day at DH and give Rodriguez the day off entirely. Rodriguez is just 2-for-16 since returning from the All-Star break, and although one of those hits was a home run, he is still struggling to make contact and get on base.
Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's win against the Orioles. The home run accounted for just Rodriguez's second RBI of the month. The veteran slugger is just four for his last 21, watching his average drop to .216 for the year. He has nine home runs and 29 RBI this season.
In an attempt to find more playing time in the second half, Rodriguez plans to take grounders at first base during the All-Star break, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports. Rodriguez was out of the lineup nine of the last 10 games, only compiling nine plate appearances during that stretch. Chase Headley has been getting the majority of starts at third base while Carlos Beltran has been the everyday designated hitter. Rodriguez is hitting .244/.348/.423 in 156 at-bats in 2016.
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