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Alex Rodriguez will not play in the field in his Yankees finale

Alex Rodriguez will not play in the field in his Yankees finale

Alex Rodriguez asked to play third base Friday night in his New York Yankees finale but his request was denied by Manager Joe Girardi.

“We thought about it but he hasn't done any work,” Girardi said before Thursday night's game at Boston. “It's not that I wouldn't like to see it, but we're in a part of the season where we are trying to win. We're still in this and I just felt that the situation hasn't presented itself.”

Instead, Rodriguez will be the designated hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays in his final game before being released and transitioning into a role as special adviser and instructor. He has not played in the field this...

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