MLB Rumors: Yankees to release Alex Rodriguez?

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Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees (Wikimedia)

Will the New York Yankees release Alex Rodriguez soon? According to the latest MLB rumors the team has no plans of letting go of their veteran star but that Rodriguez will have a “reduced role” with the club. confirms that the Yankees have no plans to release Rodriguez this season and that the team will take time before making their decision.

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“First and foremost, you just have to flat-out admit, it is not easy to eat — meaning release — that kind of money. It’s not something you come to a quick decision on. You see players — and I don’t want to name them because they are still playing — but there are players around the game who are on big contracts that have been well-below-average players now for many years, not just a year,” Cashman said in an interview about the fate of the Yankees’ designated hitter.

The 41-year-old Rodriguez, who will be paid a big $27 million until the 2017 MLB Season, has batted .204 this year with 9 home runs and 29 RBIs. Rodriquez needs four more home runs to reach 700 milestones for his career.

Rodriguez has played for the New York Yankees since 2004 after playing for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers in the early part of his MLB career. He won the World Series with the Yankees in 2009 and is a three-time American League Most Valuable Player and has made the All-Star team 14 times.

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Alex Rodriguez could be released by the New York Yankees soon but the club is still considering their decision if it’s good financially for the franchise.

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