Despite general manager Brian Cashman's denial of a report that linked A-Rod to the Miami Marlins in a possible trade for Heath Bell, the rumblings of a deal shipping Rodriguez out of New York continue.
While Rodriguez is the owner of a full no-trade clause, however, a report by USA Today's Bob Nightengale suggests that the aging third baseman would be willing to waive it for the right deal.
While Nightengale's source tells him that Rodriguez won't ask to be traded, the source indicates that the 37-year-old A-Rod would "welcome a trade" as long as it's to a big-market team, like the Marlins, White Sox, Angels or Dodgers.
The Yankees would likely have to eat a large chunk of the $114 million owed to their third baseman over the last five years of his contract, but that might be palatable for a team with deep pockets like New York. After all, they're already paying him an awful lot not to play for them.