Marlins president says team will consider signing Alex Rodriguez

Sunday August 14th, 2016

The Marlins will consider signing Alex Rodriguez, president of baseball operations Michael Hill told reporters Sunday

Rodriguez was released by the Yankees on Saturday after playing his final game with the team Friday. The game had been framed as Rodriguez’s last, but he did not use the word retirement when speaking before or after the game. 

Rodriguez is a Miami native but it is unclear how he would fit on a National League roster. His only action in the field this season was a ceremonial appearance on Friday night that lasted just one batter. He made three starts in the field last season. 

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported last week that the Marlins had had internal discussions about signing Rodriguez. 

The Marlins most likely lost slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the season on Sunday after an MRI revealed a groin strain. Hill said a best-case scenario is a six-week recovery time, which leaves seven games left in the regular season.

The Yankees will hire Rodriguez as a special advisor after his playing career is over. He needs just four home runs to reach 700 for his career. 

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