DETROIT -- Two teams, two different directions and thus two approaches to roster expansion come September.The Detroit Tigers, who are still thinking postseason thoughts, and the Los Angeles Angels, who need a reset button to get back up to .500, are using September for their own circumstances.According to general manager Al Avila, Detroit isnt going to bring up a player from the minors next month unless he can help the team win. Recently the Tigers might bring up a youngster just to expose him to major league life on and off the field.The club will hold an internal meeting Tuesday to determine who comes up and whether they will be recalled on Sept. 1 or when minor league seasons end after Labor Day weekend.We wont be as high as we were last year, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. I think we were 38-39 last year.We definitely will add pitching depth. And definitely get another catcher up here. We will get some guys for Friday but exactly who they are ... well get some guys Friday and some the middle of next week.Los Angeles will tinker with its starting rotation but Scioscia said hes not sure if that involves expanding the rotation or having newcomers dip in and out of as starters.The Angels will look at starters they hope can help them at some point next season and give them starts so they can see for themselves what they need to work on to succeed.Thats one of the advantages, Scioscia said. Youre going to bring up a young pitcher if you feel hes ready for the challenge and theres a role for him. If there is, I think a lot of those things youre talking about are positives. But we just want to see where we are.Los Angeles is throwing another lefty against Detroit on Sunday, Tyler Skaggs (1-3, 5.70 ERA). Skaggs faced the Tigers at home in 2014 but did not get a decision. 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The rank-and-file lunch-box-carrying people just never really took to him.Perhaps the most talented and notorious player of his era, Rodriguez is set to play his final game for the Yankees on Friday night at home against Tampa Bay. New York plans to release A-Rod after the game, even though the team must pay him about $7 million for the rest of this season and $20 million more next year.I think its going to be a crazy, electric stadium. I think there will be plenty of applause and there will be plenty of boos because people love to hate him, said Bald Vinny Milano of the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures, who became an A-Rod fan after meeting him at a charity event. There are always going to be Yankees fans who hate the guy, no matter what his on-field accomplishments were, no matter how great of a player he was on the field. Outside influences affect their opinion of the guy -- whether theyre right, wrong or indifferent. They attack his personality or his attitude. But if you look at baseball only, theres no way you cant say hes one of the best who ever played the game.Mariano Rivera got a sendoff tour, leaving the Yankee Stadium mound for the final time in tears when Jeter and Andy Pettitte removed him three years ago, setting off a thunderous 4-minute ovation.Jeter, like Rivera a five-time World Series champion, got another round-the-league farewell and hit a game-winning single versus Baltimore on his final swing at Yankee Stadium in September 2014, raising both arms in triumph.Mark Teixeira is still starting and will remain with the team until the end of the season after announcing this will be the final season.Rodriguez, usually Yin to Jeters Yang, has been told pretty much to hit the road quickly with his .199 average as the Yankees turn to youth. He is being given a position as an adviser to mentor prospects next year, and his goodbye takes place with an undertone of good riddance.My job description does not entail a farewell tour, manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday, explaining Rodriguezs disappearance from the lineup.A-Rod, who turned 41 last month, has hit .283 with 351 homers and 1,095 RBI for the Yankees, helping lead them win their 27th Series title in 2009 but often failing in other postseasons.But for some fans, he will never be in the same category as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Jeter.A-Rods career was tainted by his 2009 admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs while with Texas from 2001-03 and his season-long suspension in 2014 for violations of baseballs drug agreement and labor contract. Fans at ballparks on the road held up signs deriding him as A-Roid and Cheater.Before the World Series title, he was considered an automatic October out, his stature diminished by an 8-for-59 (.136) postseason funk from 2004-07 that included 18 consecutive hitless at-bats with runners in scoring position. And he leaves with just six postseason RBI in his last 79 at-bats.Still, he did hit .365 with six homers and 18 RBI in the 2009 postseason. He did have 13 consecutive seasons with at least 30 homers and 100 RBI, seven of those years with thee Yankees.dddddddddddd And 1,578 of his 3,114 hits and a majority of his 696 home runs have been for New York.He was on the field for spring training workouts at sunrise, perhaps the hardest worker on a team of proven professionals. He became a 14-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove shortstop and the 1996 AL batting champion. He trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) in home runs, and his 2,085 RBI are second to Aarons 2,297 since RBI became an official statistic.But Rodriguez was never just about baseball.He made tabloid headlines for his divorce; dating Madonna, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz and Torrie Wilson; for sunbathing shirtless in Central Park; walking through a Toronto hotel lobby with a blond stripper; participating in high-stakes celebrity poker games; selling his Miami house for $30 million; and living in a Manhattan condominium with tax abatement.There were the lawsuits, later dropped, against Major League Baseball; the Major League Baseball Players Association, Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.Who brought more shame to the franchise? How many Yankee immortals sued the team doctor? The players association? Baseball itself? said broadcaster and baseball historian Keith Olbermann, whose family had Yankees season tickets from 1972-2012. Reggie (Jackson) got to three World Series in five seasons. Billy Martin? Seven in 15, right? Alexs era with the Yankees is one of the most barren in franchise history. There will be no reason for the fans to recall him fondly or even positively.Even before Rodriguez was dealt to the Yankees by Texas in February 2004, he often was in the center of a storm. His record $252 million, 10-year contract with the Rangers in December 2000 put A-Rod in a permanent spotlight. In the April 2001 issue of Esquire, he transformed from Jeters friend to frenemy.Jeters been blessed with great talent around him. Hes never had to lead, Rodriguez was quoted as saying. You go into New York, you wanna stop Bernie (Williams) and (Paul) ONeill. You never say, `Dont let Derek beat you. Hes never your concern.Former manager Joe Torres 2009 book with Tom Verducci said some teammates referred to Rodriguez as A-Fraud and compared A-Rods supposed obsession with Jeter to the movie Single White Female. That same year, Details magazine ran a photo of Rodriguez kissing his reflection in a mirror. Always concerned about his appearance, Rodriguez always emerged from the showers fully clothed in the clubhouse at new Yankee Stadium, never wanting to be seen getting dressed.A-Rod famously was called out for interference when he swatted at Boston pitcher Bronson Arroyos glove and knocked the ball loose during the 2004 AL Championship Series, three months after Arroyo hit Rodriguez with a pitch, causing A-Rod and catcher Jason Varitek to spark a brawl.Rodriguezs decision to opt out of his $252 million contract became public during the final game of Bostons 2007 World Series victory. His record $275 million, 10-year deal to stay with the Yankees was finalized on the same day the Mitchell Report on drugs in baseball was released.With A-Rods body broken down from six trips to the disabled list since 2008 and his skills diminished, the Yankees have no use for him.In making his announcement last weekend, Rodriguez admitted hes been to hell and back, and made every mistake in the book.His place in history will be a permanent debate.If he had any kind of personal epiphany at the end it came, like any Shakespearean tragic hero, too late, Olbermann said. Macbeth was still a villain. This guy, too. ' ' '