When the Yankees released Alex Rodriguez following Friday’s game, it left many to wonder if Rodriguez would sign with another team this season.
There were rumblings about the Miami Marlins showing interest in the former third baseman, especially after they lost Giancarlo Stanton for the remainder of the year due to a severe groin injury. However, according to Rodriguez’s spokesman Ron Berkowitz, Rodriguez is happy spending the remainder of the 2016 season with his family.
“I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season. It’s not happening,” Berkowitz said. “Like he said Friday night, he is happy and he is going to take some time to relax and hang with his family and friends.”
Even if Rodriguez was interested in joining another team following his release, the Marlins wouldn’t have been a fit considering there’s no DH rule in the minor leagues.
Rodriguez is slated to begin a front office position with the Yankees next season.