One day after trading Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later for the biggest star and best player in baseball in Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees introduced their new third baseman at Yankee Stadium.

A-Rod, a shortstop then, agreed to play third base rather than supplant team captain Derek Jeter at shortstop.

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Alex Rodriguez puts on a New York Yankees jersey while Yankees manager Joe Torre holds a Yankees during a news conference at Yankee Stadium to introduced as the team's newest third baseman on Feb. 17, 2004.

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Alex Rodriguez puts on a New York Yankees jersey, with help from Derek Jeter, while Yankees manager Joe Torre holds a Yankees during a news conference at Yankee Stadium to introduced as the team's newest third baseman on Feb. 17, 2004.

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Alex Rodriguez is introduced as the new third baseman for the New York Yankees as manager Joe Torre puts a Yankees hat on him at a news conference on February 17, 2004 at Yankee Stadium.

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Alex Rodriguez is introduced as the new third baseman for the New York Yankees as manager Joe Torre puts a Yankees hat on him at a news conference on February 17, 2004 at Yankee Stadium.

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Alex Rodriguez tries on his new Yankees cap as manager Joe Torre, left, and shortstop Derek Jeter look on during A-Rod's introductory news conference at Yankee Stadium on Feb. 17, 2004.

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Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter joke at a press conference that announced Rodriguez as the newest New York Yankee on February 17, 2004 at Yankee Stadium.

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From left, Yankees manager Joe Torre, new third baseman Alex Rodriguez and shortstop Derek Jeter pose for a photo at A-Rod's introductory news conference on Feb. 17, 2004, at Yankee Stadium.

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From left, Yankees manager Joe Torre, new third baseman Alex Rodriguez and shortstop Derek Jeter pose for a photo at A-Rod's introductory news conference on Feb. 17, 2004, at Yankee Stadium.

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From left, Yankees manager Joe Torre, special advisor Reggie Jackson, new third baseman Alex Rodriguez and shortstop Derek Jeter pose for a photo at A-Rod's introductory news conference on Feb. 17, 2004, at Yankee Stadium.

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Alex Rodriguez speaks at a news conference that introduced him as the newest New York Yankee on Feb. 17, 2004, at Yankee Stadium.

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Alex Rodriguez speaks at a news conference that introduced him as the newest New York Yankee on Feb. 17, 2004, at Yankee Stadium.

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Alex Rodriguez speaks at a news conference that introduced him as the newest New York Yankee on Feb. 17, 2004, at Yankee Stadium.

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Alex Rodriguez tips his hat at a press conference that announced Rodriguez as the newest New York Yankee on February 17, 2004 at Yankee Stadium.

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Alex Rodriguez and his wife, Cynthia, at a news conference that introduced him as the newest New York Yankee on Feb. 17, 2004, at Yankee Stadium.

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Alex Rodriguez poses in Yankee Stadium the day he was introduced as the new third baseman of the New York Yankees on Feb. 17, 2004.

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Alex Rodriguez poses in Yankee Stadium the day he was introduced as the new third baseman of the New York Yankees on Feb. 17, 2004.

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Alex Rodriguez poses in Yankee Stadium the day he was introduced as the new third baseman of the New York Yankees on Feb. 17, 2004.

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Alex Rodriguez poses in Yankee Stadium the day he was introduced as the new third baseman of the New York Yankees on Feb. 17, 2004.

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Alex Rodriguez poses in Yankee Stadium the day he was introduced as the new third baseman of the New York Yankees on Feb. 17, 2004.

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Alex Rodriguez laughs during a photo shoot in Yankee Stadium the day he was introduced as the new third baseman of the New York Yankees on Feb. 17, 2004.

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