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Girardi on A-Rod: 'I'm Not Here To Judge'

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that embattled third baseman Alex Rodriguez will play so long as he’s in the clubhouse. “He’s here,” said Girardi. “He’s going to play ... He’s worked hard to get to this point.” Rodriguez is staring down a 211-game suspension for failing to cooperate with the MLB’s investigation of Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic based in south Florida. Girardi also said, “I’m not here to judge people. That’s not my job.” Rodriguez plans to appeal his punishment and has the backing of the players’ union. He can play while his case is being appealed.