Yankees activate A-Rod, send down Laffey

Twins bomb Burnett as Yanks fall 9-4
Game 125: A-Rod's Back

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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Twins bomb Burnett as Yanks fall 9-4
Game 125: A-Rod's Back
  • Captain Beatty

    Should of sent down AJ Burnett

    • Jorge

      How would you have done that, Commisionner Beatty?

    • Troll Killer

      Yeah how are you going to send down an MLB veteran of 10 + years down to the minors??

  • Captain Beatty

    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.

  • Bronx Byte

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

  • http://twitter.com/SteveH_MandAura Steve H

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

    /O’connor’d

    • http://www.twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

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

      /O’connor’d

      /FTFY
      /OldieButGoodie’d

      • Mickey Mantle’s Outstanding Experience

        It took me a second, but well done.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Same, took a minute, but that’s a quality comment.

      • Slugger27

        well played, raul.

  • Scout

    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.

    • jramey

      Is that you Joe Torre?

  • A-ROD fan

    Yeeaa My guy is backkk

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

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

  • Betty Lizard

    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)

  • Natron

    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.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Somebody has to be mature.

  • AC

    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 $$.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    Nuni at short today…at least 1 error