Alex Rodriguez Actually Playing Only Makes Things Worse
By Howie Kussoy
How long before Alex Rodriguez is sitting against southpaws, too?
Following back-to-back days on the bench because of consecutive matchups against right-handed starting pitchers, the $20 million part-time designated hitter went 0-for-3 with a meaningless sacrifice fly in his return to the lineup Tuesday night in The Bronx, striking out twice in the Yankees' 7-1 loss to the Rangers.
Rodriguez entered the game batting .275 against lefties this season with a .837 OPS — he is hitting .200 with a .584 OPS against righties — but the soon-to-be 41-year-old watched his average against southpaws slide to .259 after an underwhelming evening against Texas' Cole Hamels. ...
"He's trying," Girardi said. ... "He hasn't complained about anything."
That only makes matters worse.
June 29, 2016
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