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Yankees won't have Alex Rodriguez play defense

Yankees won't have Alex Rodriguez play defense

Barring emergencies, Alex Rodriguez will not play third base or first again this season. New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday he prefers using Rodriguez solely as a designated hitter going forward. "I think it helps from the energy standpoint," Girardi said. "His legs — not getting beat up, not having to drive for balls. In my mind we'll play him a lot more if we DH him. If we have to adjust it, we'll adjust it." Rodriguez turns 40 in July and has had surgery on both hips. He has played the past week with soreness in his left hamstring. Rodriguez has started two games at third and one at first base. "I'm totally on board...

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