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.
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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.