Alex Rodriguez says he’ll be back with Yankees next season

By Kevin Chan,

Following his team’s elimination from the Major League Baseball playoffs on Thursday, Alex Rodriguez said that he will be back with the New York Yankees next season.

The Yankees were swept in four games by the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series. The Tigers will now play in the World Series.

"I've never thought about going to another team," Rodriguez said Thursday, according to Fox News Latino. "My focus is to stay here. Let's make that very, very clear. I will be back and I have a lot to prove and I will come back on a mission."

After being benched for the third time in the playoffs on Thursday, there was speculation that Rodriguez was open to a trade, reported USA Today.

Rodriguez has five years remaining on his contract, worth $114 million. He has a clause in his contract that says he cannot be traded without his approval.

Rodriguez was benched due to his struggles during the postseason. He went 3 for 25, striking out 12 times during the playoffs. He batted just .111 in the ALCS.



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