Alex Rodriguez's career trajectory hadn't been going well prior to the suspension he served for the entire 2014 season, so Fantasy owners had plenty of reasons to be tepid about his prospects heading into 2015. The layoff appeared to work in Rodriguez's favor, as he had his most productive campaign in at least five years. His batting average sagged late in the season, and he finished with a .250 mark, but a September power surge lifted his home run total to 33. Rodriguez will only be eligible as a designated hitter -- a role he is expected to reprise for the Yankees -- and he'll turn 41 in July. Still, Rodriguez appears to have enough left in the tank to be worth a pick in the middle rounds of standard mixed league drafts.
Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is again out of the lineup as the Yankees play an interleague game against the Mets on Saturday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Rodriguez was out of the lineup Friday too, so this could be a matter of Rodriguez's previously bruised left knee acting up. A simpler explanation is that Rodriguez hasn't played in the field since April, so he might just be a strict DH now.
Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is not in the lineup Friday against the Mets. With the Yankees headed to a National League park, Rodriguez will likely be reduced to serving in a pinch-hitting role over the weekend. The 40-year-old was diagnosed with a bruised left knee earlier in the week, so the time off could help keep him fresh for the stretch run.
Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was apparently unaffected by a bruised left knee that had been diagnosed before the game Tuesday against Tampa Bay. He went 1-for-3 with a home run in the loss. With the Yankees headed to their crosstown-rival Mets over the weekend, Rodriguez should get some time off to rest the knee, as it's unlikely he'll play in the field with the lack of the DH spot.
Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez was diagnosed with a bruised left knee, but remains in Tuesday's lineup hitting third, the New York Post's George King reports. Since Rodriguez is the DH, a knee bruise is not as problematic as if he played the field, but it's worth noting he is a little banged up right now.
Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez smashed his 30th home run of the season during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Orioles. Rodriguez hit the solo shot off Kevin Gausman in the sixth inning. He finished the game 2 for 4 at the plate. By hitting his 30th home run this season, Rodriguez has now hit 30 home runs in 15 seasons, which only Hank Aaron has accomplished.
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