The Yankees claim they’re worried about A-Rod breaking up with his girlfriend

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I don’t much care who A-Rod takes out for dinner, but apparently some anonymous person with the Yankees thinks it’s really bad that Rodriguez and his girlfriend, Torrie Wilson, have broken up. From the august Page Six:

Rodriguez and superfit Wilson, both 39, began dating in late 2011 and were often seen working out together. Wilson is popular in the Yankee organization, as she was seen as a “good, calming influence” over Rodriguez. A Yankee source said, “Torrie is a lovely girl. The last thing Alex needs now is to be single, dating and distracted by women.”

What, exactly, about Alex Rodriguez over the past couple of years has suggested that she has had a good, calming influence over him? At least from the Yankees perspective? These same anonymous Yankees sources have painted A-Rod as a raving, out-of-control sociopath who has done everything this side of literally pouring gasoline on the floor and lighting it while cackling, but now they’re concerned that his “good, calming influence” is gone.

Oh well. Ladies: line forms on the left.

White Sox acquire reliever Franklin German in trade with Red Sox

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CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.

The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.

The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.

German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.

The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.