Yes, yes, I know, Alex Rodriguez. But consider the alternative. Yankees third basemen this year :
- .228 batting average, fourth-worst in the American League
- .290 on-base percentage, sixth-worst
- .309 slugging percentage, worst
- Four home runs, tied for worst
Alex Rodriguez's worst year was last year, easily. He missed a quarter of the Yankees' games, batting .272 with a .353 on-base percentage, .430 slugging percentage, and 18 home runs. Yankee third basemen were third in batting, second in on-base, third in slugging, and third in home runs.
And Rodriguez isn't the only Yankee on a rehab assignment. To date, Yankee shortstops are second-to-last in batting (.212), third-to last in on-base percentage (.272), second-to-last in slugging (.287), with two home runs.