Posted by: Jeremy | June 20, 2009

A-Rod gets personal time


Alex Rodriguez, exhausted and considerably shaken

Alex Rodriguez, exhausted and considerably shaken

A-Rod is tired — that’s what going 8-for-55, as he has this month, can do to a guy. That, plus he’s carrying a lot of weight in the chest area. Can we get him in touch with Frank Costanza? Anyway, the Yankees have given Rodriguez a couple days off to recover from his current slump, which has dropped his average to .212.

Interestingly, A-Rod’s benching coincides with his return to Miami — the first of his major league career — where he was a roided-up high school standout. His teammates fared fine without him last night, beating the Marlins 5-1 and getting an RBI from his fill-in, former American League Rookie of the Year Angel Berroa. A-Rod will reportedly sit tonight too, when jackass teammate A.J. Burnett makes his first start in Florida since getting kicked off the Marlins in the last week of the 2005 season.

(Speaking of Burnett, I just stumbled across this gem. What a little hellraiser!)

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