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Alex Rodriguez not moving from No. 3 hole

Alex Rodriguez hits a double in the bottom

Alex Rodriguez hits a double in the bottom of the fifth inning during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Oct. 3, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Joe Girardi batted Alex Rodriguez — eight for his last 38 and homerless in his previous 65 at-bats entering Wednesday — third and has no plans to move the third baseman from that spot.

“The one thing is, he has been getting on base some,” Girardi said, a reference to A-Rod’s walks (five in the last six games and 40 overall, sixth-most on the team). “And that’s important in front of Robbie Cano. We want those RBI opportunities. And at any point, we know the damage he [Rodriguez] can do.”

Tags: Alex Rodriguez , Joe Girardi , Yankees

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