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A-Rod announcement on tap today

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NEW YORK — The Yankees have scheduled a news conference with Alex Rodriguez before today's game against the Indians.

The team did not go into detail in its announcement Saturday night. It said GM Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi will be made available after Rodriguez speaks.

Rodriguez, 41, has just one start and seven at-bats since July 22 as the Yankees turn toward a youth movement. The three-time MVP is batting .204 with a .252 on-base percentage and a .356 slugging percentage.

His struggles this season aside, Rodriguez is one of the greatest players in baseball history. His 696 home runs rank fourth all time, his 2,084 RBIs third and his 2,021 runs eighth. His 113 career wins above replacement, via FanGraphs, are 13th most in history, just ahead of Mickey Mantle.

Rodriguez has a $20 million salary this year and is owed $20 million in 2017.

ANGELS DFA LINCECUM: Tim Lincecum was designated for assignment by the Angels, bringing into question the professional future for the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Lincecum has a 9.16 ERA in nine starts with Los Angeles in his return from left hip surgery last September.

MARLINS-BRAVES TRADE: Miami acquired rookie LH reliever Hunter Cervenka from Atlanta for minor-league INF Anfernee Seymour and LHP Michael Mader.

A'S: RHP Sonny Gray left his start after five innings with forearm soreness.

DODGERS: RHP Bud Norris went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his back. Norris is the 26th player placed on the disabled list by Los Angeles, second most in the majors over the past 30 years to the 27 by the 2012 Red Sox.

MARINERS: Seattle bolstered its bullpen by acquiring RHP Arquimedes Caminero from the Pirates and switch-pitcher Pat Venditte from the Blue Jays for players to be named.

NATIONALS: 1B Ryan Zimmerman went on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left wrist.

RED SOX: Former Rays C Ryan Hanigan went on the 15-day disabled list two days after being hit by a pitch on the left ankle.

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