Alex Rodriguez was a mystery entering camp this spring having played just 44 games for the New York Yankees over the last two seasons due to injury and suspension.
"He's done well," Brian Cashman said. "I'm not looking at performance and statistics as much as just how he's been swinging the bat. He's got a lot of life in his body. If he continues to show athleticism, that means he's going to impact the baseball. That will be good for us."
The Yankees internally considered using Garrett Jones at designated hitter against right-handers and Rodriguez against lefties, but A-Rod has shown enough to earn the everyday job.
"So far, I think he's certainly taken a run at the full-time DH situation, for me," Cashman said. "We'll talk about all these things, but the way he's looked so far down here, I would say he's definitely pushing himself in the mix for full-time DH consideration."