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Alex Rodriguez cut out of animated Yankees movie 'Henry & Me'

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Alex Rodriguez is currently serving a 162-game suspension from Major League Baseball for violating drug policy, but even though he’s 39 years old, he has every intention of making his way back to Yankee Stadium in 2015, if only to collect his more than $20 million per season salary. But though he’s won two Most Valuable Players as a Yankee and helped them win the 2009 World Series, Rodriguez’s infamy will likely prevent him from ever being considered an all-time Yankee.

Just look at the new animated movie Henry & Me, which tells the story of a cancer-stricken 11-year-old Yankees fan who magically finds himself in a field of dreams that features pinstriped legends from the past and present. (See the trailer below.) Richard Gere voices the title role of Henry, and Chazz Palminteri gives life to Babe Ruth. Initially, Rodriguez was slated to play a heroic role in the film and the All-Star provided his voice. But in light of his suspension, the filmmakers made some last-minute changes and replaced him with former Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui. (Rodriguez’s likeness remains in a few quick scenes.)

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