Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Tuesday night's opener of a two-game series that ''it's easier to play him on a more daily basis when we keep him at DH.''
Added Girardi: ''He hasn't played a whole lot of field.''
Rodriguez started 34 of New York's 39 games entering Tuesday: 31 at DH, two at third base, one at first base.
''I'm sure he'd much rather be in there than having all this time off. But, I mean, he understands the situation,'' Girardi said. ''That's what happens when you become a DH. It becomes harder to get in games when you're in a National League park.''