NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez says he won't play again this season.
The three-time AL MVP was released Saturday by the New York Yankees, who owed him about $27 million for the rest of his contract, which runs through 2017.
Any team could sign A-Rod for a prorated share of the major league minimum of $507,500, and Rodriguez's hometown Miami Marlins said Sunday they were discussing whether to reach out to the 41-year-old.
Rodriguez spokesman Ron Berkowitz says in a statement Monday: "I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season."
Berkowitz adds: "It's not happening. Like he said Friday night, he is happy and he is going to take some time to relax and hang with his family and friends."