Does anybody want Alex Rodriguez's services? Major League Baseball doesn't want him on the field for 211 games. The Yankees have reportedly explored ways to void A-Rod's contract. Some Yankees fans don't seem to want him on the field either, unless he homers of course.
Now, producers of an upcoming kids movie apparently might want to cut ties with A-Rod as well.
According to Newsday, Ray Negron, producer of an animated movie called Henry & Me, might cut Rodriguez's role out of the final version.
"I love Alex Rodriguez, but I love kids more," Negron told Newsday. "We just don't want to get caught up with everything that's happening right now. The message that we are trying to relay to kids is too important that we don't want to get caught up with that."
Producer Joseph Avallone told Hollywood Reporter that it would "cost a fortune" if they decided to take Rodriguez out of the film.
According to the film's IMDB page, Mariano Rivera, Joe Girardi, Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, C.C. Sabathia and several other Yankees players -- both current and former -- have speaking roles in the film about a youngster battling illness.
Reports that A-Rod might be excised from the theatrical release of the film come just weeks after he told Sports Illustrated that he still aims to a role model.
"Look, it's concerning," Rodriguez told SI as part of an interview that appeared in a July issue, via CBS Sports. "I have two daughters at home, and I'm sensitive to that, and above all, I want to be a role model, continue to be a role model -- especially to my girls."