Latest Update Yankees' GM Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez is now full-time DH, no longer everyday fielder. Tue Dec, 16, 03:16 PM
Is one of the best sluggers and run-producers of all time, and owns prodigious home-run power. Still owns a great arm at the hot corner. Is a good base-runner who can steal a base.
Flaws: : His defense has declined over the years. Hasn't always performed to the best of his abilities under the spotlight (and in the clutch). Controversy has dogged him throughout his career.
As expected, the signing of Chase Headley created a little corner infield/DH platoon amongst him, A-Rod and Mark Teixeira. The three will rotate around so that neither Tex nor A-Rod suffer too much wear-and-tear playing the field.Analyst: Howard Bender
This will be a very interesting season for ARod as the Yankees have gone on record saying that he is not guaranteed a roster spot and has had some contention interactions with the ball club during his suspension.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Oh boy. Here we go again. Even after serving his suspension, Rodriguez continues to be bashed in the media for his role in the Biogenesis scandal and his actions regarding PEDs use. So he tried to buy his cousin's silence here. Is that such a big deal anymore? Melky Cabrera and his people faked an entire web site to try and get around his suspension and the general public seems to have forgiven him for the most part. We'd all like to move past this, but it appears that Rodriguez will continue to be publicly vilified while the rest of the offenders are allowed to move on with their lives and careers.Analyst: Howard Bender
Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 season for violating the leagues performance enhancing drug policy. His reinstatement to the Yankees is big news in baseball as their had been some contention between ARod and the Yankees last season and during his suspension. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba