A-Rod not a home run hitter? We'll see

Approaching 600 for his career, Yankees slugger says homers aren't his main goal

Updated: June 23, 2010, 3:39 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

PHOENIX -- Alex Rodriguez says he doesn't consider himself a home run hitter, which is sort of like Pamela Anderson saying she doesn't consider herself sexy.

It's the kind of statement you take with a great big grain of salt, because if Alex Rodriguez -- all alone among active players and seventh on the all-time home run list with 592 -- isn't a home run hitter, then who exactly is?

A-Rod has been playing down his ability -- or lately, his inability -- to hit the ball out of the ballpark ...

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