Could Alex Rodriguez Be Joining The Marlins? – VIDEO
Could Alex Rodriguez be headed to the Miami Marlins?
On Thursday, reports circulated that the Marlins had internal discussions about bringing Rodriguez to the team, before manager Don Mattingly said on Saturday that the club had not discussing the idea.
Now, things may have changed.
Right-fielder Giancarlo Stanton suffered a Grade 3 groin sprain on Saturday, and Marlins' president of baseball operations Michael Hill said on Sunday that the team is considering reaching out to Rodriguez.
The Marlins are currently 61-56, and are one-half game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second NL Wild Card slot.
The 41-year old Rodriguez, was released by the Yankees after Friday’s game, after hitting only a .200, to go along with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 243 plate appearances this season.
Rodriguez, who went to high school in Miami, currently has 696 career home runs, just four home runs shy of becoming the fourth member of the 700 home run club, along with Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth.
Below, Hill discusses Stanton's injury, and the team's interest in Rodriguez: