Alex Rodriguez benched by Yankees for ALDS Game 5

Friday October 12th, 2012

Alex Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez has been benched for the deciding game of the ALDS (Elsa, Getty Images)

The New York Yankees' 2012 season will be decided without Alex Rodriguez, at least at the start. Manager Joe Girardi has snubbed the struggling Rodriguez from his starting lineup, opting to start Eric Chavez at third base with Raul Ibanez as the designated hitter.

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