It wasn’t too long ago that Brian Cashman made the announcement that Alex Rodriguez will strictly be the designated hitter this upcoming season, but he seemed to have missed the most important person to tell this to: Rodriguez himself.
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Rumor has it that Rodriguez was taking ground balls at third base a couple days ago at Christopher Columbus High School’s Stadium, back where everything began for the veteran.
Although he may have some skills left in the tank to be somewhat productive at third base, the Yankees feel that assigning him to the DH role is a better decision for the soon to be 40-year old. With Chase Headley recently agreeing to a four-year, $52 million contract, he will obviously get the job at third base.
Rodriguez was also noted for taking batting practice at the stadium, which the Yankees are pleased about because with an unknown starting lineup, they can use all the offense they can get.