Former Yankee Alex Rodriguez will not play baseball for the rest of this season, publicist Ron Berkowitz confirmed Monday.
"I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season," Berkowitz wrote in an email. "It's not happening. Like he said Friday night, he is happy and he is going to take some time to relax and hang with his family and friends."
Nothing was mentioned about Rodriguez's interest in returning for the 2017 season.
Rodriguez was unconditionally released by the Yankees on Saturday. He was said to be on the radar of his hometown Marlins.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman has said Rodriguez, 41, was free to walk away from his agreement to become a special adviser for the Yankees if he elects to sign with another team.
OBITUARY: Clarence "Choo-Choo" Coleman, a catcher on the expansion 1962 Mets who spent four seasons in the majors with New York and the Phillies, died Monday in Orangeburg, S.C. Mr. Coleman, who had cancer, was 80.
INDIANS: RHP Danny Salazar, out since Aug. 2 with right elbow inflammation, is slated to return to the rotation Thursday night.
RANGERS: DH Shin-Soo Choo fractured his left forearm after getting hit by a pitch from A's LHP Ross Detwiler and is likely out for the season.
TIGERS: 1B Miguel Cabrera left before the fifth inning with a left biceps strain and is day to day.
TWINS: RF Miguel Sano's elbow pain is mere inflammation and not a structural problem, an MRI exam found.