MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Alex Rodriguez may soon be getting a call from his hometown team.
The Miami Marlins are in the market for a power hitter to replace injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton, and they’re discussing whether to reach out to Rodriguez, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday.
Stanton strained his groin Saturday and is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks, meaning it’s likely he’ll miss the rest of the regular season. Rodriguez, who grew up in South Florida and still lives here, played his final game for the New York Yankees on Friday.
Hill said the Marlins will “look at everything” but don’t know how eager Rodriguez might be to continue playing.
The 41-year-old Rodriguez was unconditionally released Saturday by Yankees and was batting .200.
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