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...
A baseball umpire trainee runs toward first base to get into position to make a call during an instructional camp session at Compton Community College. The umpire camp is operated by Major League Baseball and includes on-field and classroom instruction.