Rodriguez needs to prove he can play
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi says returning third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have to show in spring training that he can still play. Rodriguez served a season-long suspension for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. The three-time AL MVP turns 40 on July 27.
Girardi said he expects Rodriguez will be a starter at third but cautioned the team needs him to prove it.
Rodriguez is signed for three additional seasons for a total of $61 million.