Cashman: A-Rod won’t be fulltime

Published 3:53 am Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez’s days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York’s fulltime designated hitter.

Chase Headley will be the Yankees’ starting third baseman after agreeing to a $52 million, four-year deal.

Cashman said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that “I can’t expect Alex to be anything.”

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He adds: “Even before the suspension, he wasn’t the same player at third base on the defensive or offensive side.”

Rodriguez is coming off a season-long suspension for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract and is owed $61 million over the final three seasons of his contract.

Cashman says: “We look forward to him hopefully solidifying himself as a tremendous DH for us.”