Alex Rodriguez Injury UpdateUp to the minute news and rumors on Alex Rodriguez's injury
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- We will get a relatively rare look at Nathan Eovaldi versus big-league hitters today -- he has made three starts this spring, but none since March 15 as Joe Girardi has been using him in minor-league games -- but the real curiosity today is seeing Alex Rodriguez play first base in a game for the first time at any level of his career, including high school. A-Rod is hitting cleanup in today's lineup, and he will have the help and support of the regular Yankees infield, minus Didi Gregorius (wrist sprain).
Al-Rod broke a 1 for 14 slump on Friday by knocking his second home run of the spring.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez just told me he is happy with how his spring has gone so far. He's in the lineup for tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, batting second and playing third base. So far, so good. But what's not so good? Despite having had a day off yesterday, Jacoby Ellsbury is not in tonight's lineup, nor is he on the travel roster for tomorrow night's game against the Atlanta Braves at Disney World. It might not mean anything, but then again, with Ellsbury's injury history, it might mean plenty.
JABO Senior Comedy Correspondent Steve Hofstetter has some tips to help Alex Rodriguez win back the Yankees clubhouse.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Here is the rest of the Alex Rodriguez at third Yankees' lineup, which arrived courtesy of the dry-erase board located in the press box. Your Rod at third Yankee lineup pic.twitter.com/na6GPTuSup— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) March 8, 2015 Carlos Beltran is making his second start of the spring. In other news: Brendan Ryan cracked a pretty good line about his back injury, describing it as "Groundhog Spring." Ryan, you might remember, missed a large portion of spring last year because of his back, which ended up costing him the first month of the regular season.
Alex Rodriguez got his first hit since 2013 on Wednesday, and the New York Post responded with a hilarious headline.
TAMPA, Fla. -- A rainy day in Tampa drove the Yankees underground this morning, leaving their clubhouse virtually empty as all the position players headed for the indoor batting cage, which is off limits to the media. They started floating in around 11 a.m., five minutes before the scheduled closing of the clubhouse, but a Yankees PR man cleared the room early, muttering something about the rain. What I can tell you is this: Alex Rodriguez's new first baseman's glove has been broken in and sat waiting for him in his locker.