|Alex Rodriguez, inserted at third base during the ninth|
inning during his final game with the Yankees, gathered
a bit of the infield dirt as a memento.
And so the strange and complicated career of Alex Rodriguez is over.
He had an RBI double in four at-bats in what was billed as his final game Friday, which raised his batting average on the year to a woeful .200. As promised (if that's the right word), the Yankees then released him.
While it's safe to say that Rodriguez is done playing for the Yankees, I doubt anybody will be surprised if he signs elsewhere -- assuming that somebody thinks he's worth the major league minimum. I wouldn't think so, but it only takes one.