A-STIFF’s ups and downs as a Yankee

A-Rod’s ups and downs as a Yankee

August 5, 2013 4:49 PM

Alex Rodriguez’s time with the Yankees has had some very high  peaks and some low valleys. Here is a timeline of A-Rod’s career with the Yankees.

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FEB. 15, 2004 | ALEX RODRIGUEZ TRADED TO YANKEES After a failed deal between Texas and Boston to trade A-Rod, the Yankees swooped in. The Rangers wanted out of the most expensive contract in baseball history. Aaron Boone suffered an offseason knee injury, and the Yankees traded Alfonso Soriano for A-Rod. With the trade, A-Rod moved from shortstop to third base and changed his number from 3 to 13. In his first year. A-Rod batted .286 with 36 homers and 106 RBIs.

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APRIL 26, 2005 | 3 HOME RUNS, 10 RBIs The 2005 season was more along the lines of what Yankees fans wanted from A-Rod. He got off to a quick start in April, highlighted by this night against Angels pitcher Bartolo Colón. A-Rod finished the season with a .321 average, 48 homers and 130 RBIs. It was his first MVP award with the Yanks and second of his career.

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