MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro adds that the Marlins’ interest in Rodriguez is dependent on how long they expect first baseman Justin Bour to be out with an ankle injury. Bour was expected to return from the disabled list last Friday but the ankle continues to be bothersome.
Rodriguez, 41, is hitting an abysmal .203/.251/.355 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 235 plate appearances with the Yankees. Going to the Marlins would be a homecoming of sorts, as he went to school in Miami.
Rodriguez is four home runs shy of 700 for his career. Having number 700 celebrated by the Marlins’ obnoxious home run sculpture would be fitting.