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      May 23, 2020 5:33 AM MDT
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    NEW YORK -- The 12-year association between the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez appears to be reaching its end game. Vapormax Off White Precio .In separate interviews Tuesday at CitiField, A-Rod delivered what at times sounded like a farewell address, and manager Joe Girardi acknowledged what has been obvious for the past month, that the 41-year-old DHs playing time, already drastically cut, is about to be further reduced.In maybe the near future, do I see him getting a ton of at-bats? No, I probably dont because of some of the changes that were possibly going to make here, Girardi said. Were going to take a look at probably some younger players here a little bit, see if we can add to some of the struggles weve had offensively and see if they can be some big bats in the lineup.No matter what happens Im at peace with myself, said Rodriguez, who was not in the starting lineup for Tuesday nights game against the Mets and has started only one game since July 22. I think I still can contribute. I think I can help out in the clubhouse. But If not I have two beautiful daughters waiting for me in Miami.Talk of an impending release of Rodriguez, who has one more year and $20 million left on his contract, heated up Monday when a New York tabloid, citing unnamed sources, said Rodriguez could be released before the end of the season.And owner Hal Steinbrenner, appearing on The Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN FM, did not deny the report while saying that the Yankees had not yet discussed Rodriguezs fate.We have not discussed anything about what were going to be doing in the hours and days to come, Steinbrenner said. Weve just been focusing on trades. Ive seen the articles. I dont know where theyre coming from but none of that has been discussed with me.I hope not. I hope not, Rodriguez said in the visitors clubhouse Tuesday evening when asked if he believed the Yankees were about to release him. I spoke to [GM Brian] Cashman. He said they havent had a conversation, they havent thought about it. Again, thats out of my control.He then launched into what sounded like a retrospective of his Yankees career, which began when he was acquired in a trade with the Texas Rangers for Alfonso Soriano on Feb. 16, 2004.Look, Ive had a long career, Rodriguez said. Ive been through a lot. Im happy to be a Yankee. I love New York. I think I have a lot to contribute still. But you have to be realistic.Rodriguez pinch-hit in the ninth inning Tuesday night and hit a game-ending flyout to shallow right, just his seventh at-bat since July 22. His lack of production following a surprising 33-home-run season in 2015 is one of the main reasons the Yankees have flirted with mediocrity all season. The decision to part with the two dominant relief pitchers and?Carlos Beltran, the clubs best hitter, signaled an unprecedented era in Yankees baseball, the trade deadline fire sale.Nobody in this organization has quit anything, look what they did last night, Steinbrenner said, citing the Yankees 6-5, 10-inning victory Monday night.But the owner made it clear that the deadline-day deals signaled a youth movement for the Yankees, who have been hampered in recent years by an aging roster and few major-league ready prospects in their system to replace them.I think its not a big secret that we have struggled in our player development system, Steinbrenner said. But now I think some of them are legitimately ready for a shot. I think the futures looking bright.That future is unlikely to include Rodriguez, a reality that A-Rod seemed to understand and accept.Look, I have to look in the mirror, we have to look in the mirror, he said. Of course, I would love to play more. But I havent been good, and thats on me. I know that the organization has a brighter future today than it did last week and hopefully Im part of that equation. But if not I can accept it very clearly.A-Rods role in the Yankees starting lineup, already diminished because of his anemic offensive numbers -- .205 batting average, nine home runs, 29 RBIs and .611 OPS -- will be further reduced when the Yankees receive an influx of young players this week.The Yankees traded four players --?Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Ivan Nova?and Beltran -- before the trading deadline and added 12 prospects to their minor-league system. The open spots in their roster leave an opportunity for some of their long-time Triple-A prospects to join the team, and the intention seems to be to play them for the rest of the season to see what theyve got.Over the past four days, the Yankees have added outfielder Ben Gamel and pitcher Luis Severino from their Triple-A affiliate in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and catcher Gary Sanchez, the top-rated hitting prospect in their farm system, is expected to join the team Wednesday.The addition of Sanchez is expected to afford Girardi the flexibility of using him or Brian McCann in the DH spot, and the possible call-up of Tyler Austin in the near future could also create some DH at-bats for Mark Teixeira.Weve been looking for opportunities to get him into games, Girardi said. And thats something Ill continue to look for ways, but it could [mean fewer at-bats] because we talked about maybe calling some younger kids up and giving some at-bats to other people.Told it sounded like both he and Rodriguez were resigned to a parting of the ways sooner rather than later, Girardi said, Not necessarily. We havent sat down as an organization and said this is what were going to do. But this has been difficult for him. Difficult for this organization. And difficult for me.Rodriguez, who is four home runs short of 700, shrugged off suggestions that the Yankees were putting him in an untenable situation by requiring him to produce at the plate to get more at-bats, while at the same time reducing his chances to play.Look, Im one of the luckiest human beings on the planet, he said. I respect everything Cashman is doing. I trust Hal Steinbrenners plan. I will forever be a Yankee fan. I hope I can contribute. I hope I can stay here for the remainder of my contract. Its been a tough year for me, but I have a history of coming back. And whatever the results are, Im happy with. Vans Sk8 Hi Azul . Brazilian national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed that the veteran goalkeeper is set to join Toronto on loan, saying it will help him be ready for the World Cup. Vans Old Skool Azules . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51.Juan Mata says he is proud to see Manchester United youngsters such as Marcus Rashford shine on the big stage. The 18-year-old Rashford scored twice on his debut last week against Midtjylland in the Europa League and again made the headlines at the weekend with a double in a 3-2 victory over Arsenal.It was a result that reignited Uniteds hopes in the race for a top-four spot in the Premier League with manager Louis van Gaal describing Rashfords contributions unbelievable. With defender Tim Fosu-Mensah, 18, and midfielder James Weir, 20, making their debuts at Old Trafford on Super Sunday, Mata told the clubs website: Marcus is on fire! Im sure its a week hell never forget.I feel so proud - I cant tell you how proud I am of all of them. Its not easy for young lads to come here and play well, but the quality theyre showing is great. Marcus Rashfords fairytale continued as he scored twice on his Premier League debut Obviously, everyone is talking about Marcus and were all delighted for him, but the others who came in to play in defence and midfield were also great. I think [Sunday] is a day to be proud of the club and its Academy - weve shown the level that we have.Having progressed in the Europa League and the FA Cup,as well as closing the gap to fourth-placed Manchester City to three points with 11 games left, some of the pressure will have been lifted off Van Gaal. Nike Vapormax España.   The Premier League campaign gathers pace this week. United host Watford on Wednesday before heading to West Brom on Sunday, a match being shown live on Sky Sports 1.Mata, instrumental in the middle in helping to stem the Gunners creativity, added: We knew this was a massive week for us. Rashford delighted Young striker thrilled with double against Arsenal We had to go through in the FA Cup and then the Europa League, and we also had to [beat Arsenal] if we still wanted to be in [the race for] the top positions in the Premier League.Its a massive win for us and I think its been a great week - we played great football and won against a big rival.We are absolutely delighted. It was a very big game, both for us and Arsenal, and I think we showed great passion. Louis van Gaal says Marcus Rashfords feats are unbelievable Also See: Rashford double downs Arsenal As it happened Man Utd fixtures Get a £10 free bet! Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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