Alex Rodriguez getting first spring start at third base


Alex Rodriguez has already made two starts and six plate appearances this spring in Grapefruit League play, but all of that action has come at designated hitter. On Sunday, according to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti, A-Rod will get his first nod at third base.

It’ll actually be his first time playing third base in a live baseball game since September 10, 2013.

Rodriguez told reporters at the beginning of camp that his goal was to win the starting third base job, though that always seemed like more of a personal mindset sort of thing. He’s going to be the Yankees’ regular designated hitter this season, and the 39-year-old 14-time All-Star could be pretty effective in that role if his health cooperates.

Chase Headley re-signed on a four-year, $52 million contract with the Yanks in mid-December.

There’s no competition — Headley will handle the hot corner.