Cashman: A-Rod's our 3B, but  ...

October, 21, 2012
10/21/12
2:13
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Yankees GM Brian Cashman appeared on "Sunday Morning with Ian O'Connor" on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. Among the issues discussed were the futures of Alex Rodriguez and Kevin Long and the age of the Yankees' roster.

Cashman repeated what he had said after the Game 4 loss to the Tigers on Thursday, that A-Rod is "an above-average third baseman'' and said that although a trade was "unrealistic,'' he would listen if any teams inquired.

He also said hitting coach Long's "job is safe'' despite the lineup's collapse in the postseason.

You can listen to the entire interview here.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .273
HRM. Teixeira 21
RBIJ. Ellsbury 67
RB. Gardner 81
OPSB. Gardner .775
ERAH. Kuroda 3.81
SOM. Tanaka 135