I know I’ve been beating the point about the Yankees needing a backup plan for Teix at first base into the ground, but this isn’t exactly what I had in mind.
Via Andrew Marchand, the Yanks may look to Alex Rodriguez as one of those backup plans. Brian Cashman confirmed to Marchand that Joe has already talked to A-Rod about learning to play the position in preparation for his return from this year’s suspension. According to Cash, this move is primarily driven by the team’s belief that A-Rod won’t be able to stay healthy playing third base.
“I don’t think it’s safe to assume that he can play third base. With his age and missing a full year, you have to have some perspective. This is a very difficult game. Alex is up for that challenge, but I think it’s safer to assume that might not be something that he can handle the whole year.”