It seems that A-Rod is looking to make a new friend, with a teammate he has never played with. Alex is coming off a yearlong suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis case. After making amends with Commissioner Manfred and the Yankees, Alex Rodriguez is having yet another conversation. Chase Headley says that Alex reached out and introduced himself to him. Headley says that they both care about winning and that they didn’t talk about battling for the 3B position. A-Rod is expected to meet with the media at Yankee Stadium early this week.
Rodriguez is hopeful he can win back his old spot at 3B. This seems unlikely after the Yankees extended Chase Headley to a 4 year deal worth $52 million. It is unclear how much playing time Alex will be able to get this year. He is likely to be the backup 3B, part-time DH with Garrett Jones, and a pinch hitter. A-Rod is owed 61 million over the next 3 years, and it seems like the Yankees will not receive any value from it. Headley is ranked 3rd in my stats called VIM, and is known for his superb defense.