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Jennifer Lopez trumpets Alex Rodriguez for Yankees job

1 décembre 2017 01:51

Acclaimed musician Jennifer Lopez threw her support behind boyfriend Alex Rodriguez for the vacant New York Yankees post.

Since parting ways with manager Joe Girardi at the end of a surprisingly good MLB season, which saw the Yankees reach the American League Championship Series, New York have interviewed six candidates.

Four candidates (Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, former MLB manager Eric Wedge, Los Angeles Dodgers bench coach Chris Woodward and San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Muelens) have extensive coaching backgrounds.

Rodriguez – a 14-time All-Star and three-time MVP – has no managerial experience, like candidates Aaron Boone and recently retired Carlos Beltran.

But Lopez talked up the 42-year-old via social media platforms Twitter and Instagram

"It couldn't be clearer… #arodforyankeesmanager @arod @yankees @mlb," Lopez wrote.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner told the New York Post he has not talked to Rodriguez about a role with the team next season.

However, Steinbrenner did say he "seems to really enjoy working with our young players. And … we have plenty of them in the system coming up. As well as on the Varsity club."

Maybe Rodriguez can connect with New York's young core in a way Girardi could not. Jenny from the Block seems to think so.

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