Could the Miami Marlins replace Giancarlo Stanton with A-Rod?

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees tips his hat to the crowd in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Alex Rodriguez tips his hat to the crowd in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Friday in New York City. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees held a lightning-filled retirement ceremony for Alex Rodriguez before their Friday game with the Tampa Bay Rays, but when Rodriguez walked off the field in the middle of the ninth inning, it may only have been his last time in a Yankees uniform.

With slugger Giancarlo Stanton likely out for the season with a groin injury, Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said the team is considering all possible replacements, including Rodriguez, who is a Miami native.

“I think we’re going through that process right now,” Hill told MLB.com. “We’re putting our list together of options. [Rodriguez] is available, so he will be on that list. We’ll see where that goes.”

Rumors grew Monday as ESPN’s Jim Bowden reported A-Rod to the Marlins was “going to happen.”

Rodriguez played DH for nearly all of his last two seasons with the Yankees, so with the Marlins, he would likely come off the bench or play first base. The three-time MVP and 14-time All Star has 696 career home runs, which is fourth on the all-time list. He hit .200 with nine home runs and a .598 on-base plus slugging percentage this season.

 

Marlins reliever Carter Capps to undergo Tommy John surgery

In this Feb. 22, 2016, file photo, Miami Marlins pitcher Carter Capps throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla. Capps is expected to be sidelined for an extended period because of discomfort in his right elbow, the team said Thursday, March 3, 2016. In addition, the right-hander has scheduled a visit Monday, March 7, with specialist Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida, to determine whether he needs surgery. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Miami Marlins pitcher Carter Capps throws a bullpen session during spring training in Jupiter, Fla. Capps is expected to be sidelined for an extended period after undergoing Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, March 8. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The Miami Marlins announced that relief pitcher Carter Capps will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery Tuesday morning.

According to MLB.com, Capps experienced discomfort in his right elbow earlier in spring training and met with orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola on Monday to decide what course of action to take.

President of baseball operations Mike Hill said that said Capps has a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Capps, 25, was expected to compete with A.J. Ramos for the team’s closer job this season.

Last season, the hard-to-hit right-hander went 1-0 with a 1.16 ERA in 30 appearances for the Marlins, striking out 58 in 31 innings.

Capps is perhaps best known for his odd delivery.