A-Rod to Marlins rumour denied by Yankees

October 17, 2012, 10:06 PM

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman denied a report that suggested the team was talking about trading Alex Rodriguez to the Miami Marlins, according to MLB.com Yankees beat reporter Bryan Hoch.

The original report suggested the Yankees would pay nearly all of the $114 million remaining on Rodriguez’s contract through the 2017 season, but the team would pick up less of the salary if they could acquire reliever Heath Bell in a potential deal.

Rodriguez has a full no-trade clause in his contract, which he signed with the Yankees after the 2007 season.

The 37-year-old has been struggling of late, going just 3-for-23 in the post-season, and was benched by manager Joe Girardi in Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

He was also reportedly caught flirting with two female fans seated behind the Yankees dugout during the later innings of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series last Saturday.

The Yankees could be swept by the Tigers in Game 4 of the ALCS Wednesday night.

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