The Miami Marlins are having a good season thus far but have lost star Giancarlo Stanton to a season-ending injury. Latest MLB rumors have the team interested in the recently retired Alex Rodriguez.
Michael Hill, president of baseball operations for the Marlins, admitted that they have no idea if Rodriguez wants to return to playing baseball, but admitted it will be interesting if the former New York Yankees veteran wants to come back to the MLB.
“I have no idea what his interest level is to continue playing. [Alex Rodriguez] has something set up to move into the [Yankees’] front office. I don’t know where his head is on that, but where we are now, this team has played too well for too long,” Hill stated to MLB.com.
“We’re right in the thick of this thing, and we’re going to do everything in our power to help in any way we can. If it’s him, or if it’s someone else, we’re going to try to find a way.”
The Marlins have a 61-56 record thus far this season and second in the East division in the National League. They have a shot at making the post-season as a wildcard or could catch the East NL leaders
Rodriguez announced his retirement from the MLB last August 7 and is reportedly on his way to a front office job in New York.
“No athlete ever ends his or her career the way you want to. We all want to play forever. But it doesn’t work that way. Accepting the end gracefully is part of being a professional athlete. Saying goodbye may be the hardest part of the job, but that’s what I’m doing today,” Rodriguez stated in his retirement announcement.
There are MLB rumors of a rift between Rodriguez and the Yankees in recent years. There were also speculations that Rodriguez might have been forced out of the Yankees because of his poor play.
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