Alex Rodriguez will have to show in spring training that he can still can play third base for the New York Yankees.
The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the air to attempt a barehanded play.
Derek Jeter is listed as the designated hitter and batting second for the New York Yankees when they play the Boston Red Sox in the final game of his 20-year career.
When Derek Jeter puts on New York’s navy pinstripes Thursday for one final home game, it won’t matter to a packed Yankee Stadium that there’s no postseason play on the line.
The New York Yankees got a bigger dose of Yu Darvish this time.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter had his final spring training game rained out.
Alex Rodriguez had a day off to think about the “overwhelming” reception he received in his season debut at Yankee Stadium.
With both Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel manning the helms of their ball clubs in the final year of their contracts, many wonder if either or both will still be with their respective clubs the next year.
Major league baseball is reportedly preparing to take action against some of the biggest names in the game accused of using performance enhancing drugs.