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Alex Rodriguez marked his 40th birthday Monday night by homering against Texas, the team that gave him his first huge contract.
Hardly anyone thought Alex Rodriguez would be celebrating his 40th birthday as a member of the Yankees. But he’s pulled off the improbable.
Alex Rodriguez hit the 20th homer of his renaissance season, Mark Teixeira connected for an early two-run shot and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Wednesday night.
Alex Rodriguez returned from the All-Star break with a boom, hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Friday night.
Alex Rodriguez hit his 17th home run in the first inning, Michael Pineda had another impressive start and the New York Yankees took advantage of Clay Buchholz’s early exit.
What is lost on the A-Rod Apologist, shrieking in indignity over the All-Star snub, is that he’s blown past the point of total forgiveness.
Unlike the Astros, the Cubs are not in first place. But they have a legitimate chance at winning a wild-card spot.
Alex Rodriguez says he is “obviously disappointed” to be left off the American League All-Star team, but considered himself “a long shot” to get selected.
“It’s an amazing year,” he said. “The bad hips, all the other stuff, the more than a year off at his age. To come back and do what he’s done is pretty amazing.”
Hank Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is having “one of the greatest comeback years any player has ever had.” But it’s not enough to earn him a place on the AL’s All-Star team.
Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups.
The dispute over Alex Rodriguez’s milestone bonus for hitting home run No. 660 may soon come to an end. And plenty of good may come out of it.
Stop comparing him to Jeter — even for a day, for an inning. Even for a hit. Especially the 3,000th hit.