Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While the New York Yankees just lost shortstop Derek Jeter to retirement, they’ll be getting back third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
A-Rod will be removed from the restricted list at the end of the World Series after his year-long suspension because of his role in the Biogenesis scandal.
Still, Yankees manager Joe Girardi isn’t sure how much play they can get out of A-Rod.
“We have to see where he is at,” he said Monday. “I think that is the thing that we have to do. I believe he is going to be 40 next summer, and we need to see where he is physically at.”
The Yankees and Rodriguez both decided it’d be best for both parties to remain apart during the season even though he could have been with the team.
The Yankees still owe Rodriguez $61 million over the next three seasons and will make an additional $6 million if he hits six more home runs, which would tie him for 4th place on the All-Time list.
Rodriguez has been one of the best players of his generations, but his connection to PEDs has tainted his playing career. In 20 seasons, Rodriguez has hit 654 home runs.
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