From all accounts, Alex Rodriguez remains poised to rejoin the New York Yankees next week following the completion of his minor league rehab assignment. Surely the Yankees' subpar offense could use some help from the three-time MVP and 14-time All-Star. Assuming A-Rod plays the majority of the remaining 67 games, how much can the slugger help his team down the stretch?
A hole at third base?
Through the team's first 95 games, Yankees third basemen are hitting a combined .225 with 4 HRs, the team's worst position outside of shortstop.
The Yankees start the second half in fourth place in the AL East, 3 games out of the wild card. They have missed the playoffs only once since 1995.
All-time HR list?
The top four HR hitters of all time were retired by the age of 42. A-Rod turns 38 on July 27 and needs 116 HRs to break the all-time record.