Rodriguez came into camp as the team's primary designated hitter, but with so many veterans on the team the Yankees would like to be able to open that spot up now and then for other players.
So A-Rod learning to play first base is important for the team this season and he's having fun and trying to adjust to a new position, reports Brendan Kuty of NJ.com:
"It's fun," Rodriguez said of playing first base. "It's a completely different perspective from being at third base. I remember how difficult it was a throw from short to third. It was a little different going from the middle infield to across the mound to go play first. But it's pretty fun."
Rodriguez has always been strong defensively when he played shortstop and later third base for New York. The Yankees are hoping that translates into him being a competent first baseman behind Mark Teixeira.Read more... Join the Conversation...