Aug
21

Yankees activate A-Rod, send down Laffey

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After 44 days away from the team because of a knee injury, Alex Rodriguez is back. The Yankees activated their cleanup hitter and third baseman before Sunday’s game, sending Aaron Laffey to Triple-A Scranton to make room on the roster. A-Rod is in the lineup this afternoon, and he’s … batting cleanup and playing third base. How about that?

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19 Comments»

  1. Captain Beatty says:

    Should of sent down AJ Burnett

  2. Captain Beatty says:

    Derek back at the top of the lineup, Gardner relegated to 8th. Don’t understand why against righties they just don’t move everyone down a spot. Swisher would hit 7th and that would be one hell of a 1-7 to get through.

  3. Bronx Byte says:

    A-Rod will add “presence” to the lineup going foward.
    Burnett will get another chance to stink it up Friday in Baltimore.

  4. Steve H says:

    Consider the clubhouse now infected. They’d be better with Cody Ransom.

    /O’connor’d

  5. Scout says:

    Not sure about the rush to restore A-Rod to clean-up. It would not hurt to insert him a bit lower in the line-up for a few games, with the clear promise that as soon as he regains his game timing he goes back to hitting fourth.

  6. A-ROD fan says:

    Yeeaa My guy is backkk

  7. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    A Rod goes deep today…Nova 6 innings, 2 runs

  8. Betty Lizard says:

    He’s been gone for such a long time
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend’s back)
    Now he’s back and things’ll be fine
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend’s back)
    You’re gonna be sorry you were ever born
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend’s back)
    Cause he’s kinda big and he’s awful strong
    (Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend’s back)

  9. Natron says:

    Totally agree with Captain Beatty. But we’ve got stupid, fragile egos here. Gardner and Granderson can be moved around in the order because they’re not selfish. But dropping Jeter or A-Rod is out of the question for political reasons.

  10. AC says:

    They should bounce AJ to bullpen or skip him once through. Do the right thing for team font just leave him in rotation bc of his ego or how much he makes $$.

  11. thaaaaaaayankeeeswin says:

    Nuni at short today…at least 1 error

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