In another blow to Alex Rodriguez, the embattled baseball star is being cut out of an upcoming animated movie. According to New York's Daily News, A-Rod's 211-day suspension has led the backers of Henry and Me to edit out his part -- which they plan to replace with that of former Yankee teammate Hideki Matsui. Ironically, Matsui had recorded his voice for the film, but was himself snipped out when he left the Yankees as a free agent several years ago for the Angels.
Other Yankees (past and present) involved with the production include Reggie Jackson, CC Sabathia and Nick Swisher. Hank Steinbrenner voices his late father, George. Noted Yankee fans Paul Simon, Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper and Chazz Palminteri are also heard.
Henry and Me is expected to be released next April.