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    NEW YORK -- The 12-year association between the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez appears to be reaching its end game. Discount Air Max 2018 Online .In separate interviews Tuesday at CitiField, A-Rod delivered what at times sounded like a farewell address, and manager Joe Girardi acknowledged what has been obvious for the past month, that the 41-year-old DHs playing time, already drastically cut, is about to be further reduced.In maybe the near future, do I see him getting a ton of at-bats? No, I probably dont because of some of the changes that were possibly going to make here, Girardi said. Were going to take a look at probably some younger players here a little bit, see if we can add to some of the struggles weve had offensively and see if they can be some big bats in the lineup.No matter what happens Im at peace with myself, said Rodriguez, who was not in the starting lineup for Tuesday nights game against the Mets and has started only one game since July 22. I think I still can contribute. I think I can help out in the clubhouse. But If not I have two beautiful daughters waiting for me in Miami.Talk of an impending release of Rodriguez, who has one more year and $20 million left on his contract, heated up Monday when a New York tabloid, citing unnamed sources, said Rodriguez could be released before the end of the season.And owner Hal Steinbrenner, appearing on The Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN FM, did not deny the report while saying that the Yankees had not yet discussed Rodriguezs fate.We have not discussed anything about what were going to be doing in the hours and days to come, Steinbrenner said. Weve just been focusing on trades. Ive seen the articles. I dont know where theyre coming from but none of that has been discussed with me.I hope not. I hope not, Rodriguez said in the visitors clubhouse Tuesday evening when asked if he believed the Yankees were about to release him. I spoke to [GM Brian] Cashman. He said they havent had a conversation, they havent thought about it. Again, thats out of my control.He then launched into what sounded like a retrospective of his Yankees career, which began when he was acquired in a trade with the Texas Rangers for Alfonso Soriano on Feb. 16, 2004.Look, Ive had a long career, Rodriguez said. Ive been through a lot. Im happy to be a Yankee. I love New York. I think I have a lot to contribute still. But you have to be realistic.Rodriguez pinch-hit in the ninth inning Tuesday night and hit a game-ending flyout to shallow right, just his seventh at-bat since July 22. His lack of production following a surprising 33-home-run season in 2015 is one of the main reasons the Yankees have flirted with mediocrity all season. The decision to part with the two dominant relief pitchers and?Carlos Beltran, the clubs best hitter, signaled an unprecedented era in Yankees baseball, the trade deadline fire sale.Nobody in this organization has quit anything, look what they did last night, Steinbrenner said, citing the Yankees 6-5, 10-inning victory Monday night.But the owner made it clear that the deadline-day deals signaled a youth movement for the Yankees, who have been hampered in recent years by an aging roster and few major-league ready prospects in their system to replace them.I think its not a big secret that we have struggled in our player development system, Steinbrenner said. But now I think some of them are legitimately ready for a shot. I think the futures looking bright.That future is unlikely to include Rodriguez, a reality that A-Rod seemed to understand and accept.Look, I have to look in the mirror, we have to look in the mirror, he said. Of course, I would love to play more. But I havent been good, and thats on me. I know that the organization has a brighter future today than it did last week and hopefully Im part of that equation. But if not I can accept it very clearly.A-Rods role in the Yankees starting lineup, already diminished because of his anemic offensive numbers -- .205 batting average, nine home runs, 29 RBIs and .611 OPS -- will be further reduced when the Yankees receive an influx of young players this week.The Yankees traded four players --?Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Ivan Nova?and Beltran -- before the trading deadline and added 12 prospects to their minor-league system. The open spots in their roster leave an opportunity for some of their long-time Triple-A prospects to join the team, and the intention seems to be to play them for the rest of the season to see what theyve got.Over the past four days, the Yankees have added outfielder Ben Gamel and pitcher Luis Severino from their Triple-A affiliate in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and catcher Gary Sanchez, the top-rated hitting prospect in their farm system, is expected to join the team Wednesday.The addition of Sanchez is expected to afford Girardi the flexibility of using him or Brian McCann in the DH spot, and the possible call-up of Tyler Austin in the near future could also create some DH at-bats for Mark Teixeira.Weve been looking for opportunities to get him into games, Girardi said. And thats something Ill continue to look for ways, but it could [mean fewer at-bats] because we talked about maybe calling some younger kids up and giving some at-bats to other people.Told it sounded like both he and Rodriguez were resigned to a parting of the ways sooner rather than later, Girardi said, Not necessarily. We havent sat down as an organization and said this is what were going to do. But this has been difficult for him. Difficult for this organization. And difficult for me.Rodriguez, who is four home runs short of 700, shrugged off suggestions that the Yankees were putting him in an untenable situation by requiring him to produce at the plate to get more at-bats, while at the same time reducing his chances to play.Look, Im one of the luckiest human beings on the planet, he said. I respect everything Cashman is doing. I trust Hal Steinbrenners plan. I will forever be a Yankee fan. I hope I can contribute. I hope I can stay here for the remainder of my contract. Its been a tough year for me, but I have a history of coming back. And whatever the results are, Im happy with. Black Air Max 90 2018 . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Sale Air Max 2018 .Y. - General manager Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a big man and confirmed the team worked out centre Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed. .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. CARMEL, Ind. -- Regardless of how the BMW Championship turns out, Roberto Castro is headed home for Atlanta for the next few weeks.He wouldnt mind teeing it up at East Lake during his short break.Castro took a soggy step in that direction Thursday when he opened with a 7-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead among the 33 players who managed to finish the opening round at Crooked Stick because of the 3+-hour storm delay.Castro went to Georgia Tech and lives about 15 minutes away from East Lake, site of the FedEx Cup finale at the Tour Championship where everyone in the field has a mathematical shot at the $10 million bonus and is assured a spot in the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open.Theres a long way to go. Still, it was a good start.I told myself the last two weeks really to play like I had nothing to lose, and to make a bunch of birdies is a good way to start, Castro said. Sure, its a hometown tournament for me. Its the hardest one to get to, unfortunately, but its still a great tournament. I would love to be back.He wont find out until Friday if hes even leading the tournament.STILL ON THE COURSE: Chris Kirk was on the driving range a short time after 5 p.m., still waiting to tee off. That was the result of the long rain delay that forced him to wait until just about 5:30 p.m. to even start the BMW Championship.And then he was off and running. Kirk made five birdies on the front nine at Crooked Stick and made the turn in 5-under 31 when the horn sounded to stop play.Hideki Matsuyama, Paul Casey and Adam Scott were at 4 under and on the back nine. Scott made a bogey on the final hole he played. Casey extended his good form from the TPC Boston on Monday, where he had the 54-hole lead and wound up runner-up to Rory McIlroy.BOUNCING BACK: Brian Harman was No. 67 in the FedEx Cup last week and looked like he might lock up a spot in the Tour Championship when he was in the final group at the Deutsche Bank Championship, three shots behind Paul Casey. Instead, he closed with a 77 and wound up moving only 10 spots to No. 57.He put that behind him quickly.Harman ripped a fairway metal into 10 feet for eagle on the par-5 15th hole on his way to a 66, one shot behind.CASTROS GOAL: Castroo is among eight Americans at the BMW Championship who has yet to win on the PGA Tour, and the Georgia Tech grad knows enough math to realize that one round is the equivalent of 25 percent of the tournament. Cheap Air Max 90 2018 Purple. Still, he can only hope for a repeat.Back in 2013, he had a pair of top 10s in the Deutsche Bank Championship and BMW Championship and advance to the Tour Championship, his home tournament.He is at No. 53 in the FedEx Cup and likely would need to finish fourth at Crooked Stick to have a chance.CROOKED STICK: Poor Indiana.The last time it held the BMW Championship in 2012, the week was filled with rain and a soft course. Now that it has the best in the world in town, more rain arrived. And what a difference it made.Jason Day played a wedge out of the rough on the second hole, landed it some 30 feet short of the pin and watched it race across the green and into thick rough. After the delay, it was an entirely different golf course. Patrick Reed, who is leading the FedEx Cup, hit a short iron out of dense rough that plopped down 12 feet from the cup.The course could be attacked, and thats what the players did.TOP FIVE: The top 30 in the FedEx Cup after this week advance to the Tour Championship, but what really matters is being in the top five. Those are the players who would only have to win at East Lake to capture the cup and its $10 million bonus.So there are a pair of bubbles -- the guy at No. 30 (Brooks Koepka, who was 3 under through 14 holes) and the guy at No. 5 (Scott, who was 4 under through 10).Jason Day is at No. 2, but he looked out of sorts in the first round by making three bogeys on the back nine for a 73. The biggest putt from Day was a 25-footer on the 17th hole for birdie, mainly because it allowed him to head over to the 18th hole and hit his tee shot, assuring his group would finish.ON TAP: More bad weather was in the forecast, so the PGA Tour has opted to send threesomes off both tees to allow for a greater chance to finish the second round. With a 69-man field (Henrik Stenson) is not playing this week, there is no cut. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '