New York Yankees manager
He said after the game that he went to A-Rod and explained the situation to him and doesn't think the decision has hurt their relationship.
"No, I don't,'' Girardi said. "I mean, it's a tough move. Sometimes you've got to do what your gut tells you, and my gut told me to make the move. I still have the utmost respect for Al and I still think he's a great player. He's just going through a tough time right now."