What's Girardi to do with A-Rod?
Girardi initially indicated he would ease Rodriguez into playing shape when he returned from surgery. But Rodriguez hasn't missed a game yet, and his fielding and hitting have worsened. He's down to .212 for the season, is stuck in a 13-for-74 slide (.176), has hit one home run on the road all year and has slugged only .462. The last time he slugged that low for a season was when he was 19 and played in 48 games. Get him out of the Yankee Stadium bandbox, and he has the same road slugging percentage as
Age and health have come into play. Since Rodriguez turned 33 last July 27, he is a .246 hitter over 93 games.
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