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A-Rod’s replacement is… Ian Stewart?


Oct 17, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (left) talks with manager

Joe Girardi

before game four of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Desperation has sunk in at Yankee Stadium.

With the ever-developing Alex Rodriguez soap opera at its most intense levels in months following a recent exchange between Rodriguez and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, the latest rumors are enough to make New York fans remember that there is another team in the city.

According to Buster Olney, New York is in talks with former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart on a minor-league deal, just days after the troubled third baseman was released by the Cubs after completing his ten-game suspension for violating the loyalty clause in his contract through a Twitter rant.

With Rodriguez and back-up plan Kevin Youkilis out for the time being, the Yankees have turned to David Adams to man the hot corner. Let it suffice to say that he is not a Big Apple third baseman.

Adams is hitting .179 this season with a pair of homers and nine runs batted in, and has posted an absolutely dismal .220 on-base percentage.