A-Rod batting third, DHing in his final Yankees game

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The lineup for tonight’s Rays-Yankees game is out. Alex Rodriguez is batting third and DHing. He hit cleanup last night, but by batting him third tonight Joe Girardi guarantees that he will come to the plate in the first inning.

Probably important as there are going to be various on-field and video-board-related tributes and festivities. There will be a career retrospective video, video messages of some kind — what they are are not yet known — and some sort of on-field presentation.

In other news, the Yankees, despite spending a good part of last year avoiding the promotion of A-Rod milestones for legal and financial reasons — have issued an A-Rod specific fact sheet to the media:

The game will be nationally televised on Fox.