Yankees' Alex Rodriguez could play first base next season
New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman says manager Joe Girardi has discussed the possibility of having Alex Rodriguez spend some time at first base next season, according to Chad Jennings of The Journal-News.
Rodriguez, who will turn 40 next July, has only played third base and shortstop during his 20-year career. He has not played shortstop since playing six innings there in three games in 2005.
In recent years, Rodriguez has played more often as a designated hitter. In his suspension-shortened 2013 season, Rodriguez was the DH in 37 percent of his games.
"I don't think it's safe to just assume Alex can play third base," Cashman said, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews.
Chase Headley, who played both third and first base this season after being acquired in a deadline trade, is a free agent. He has said he would like a chance to play every day, which would seem unlikely with Rodriguez at third base and Mark Teixeira at first.
- Dan Gartland