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.”

CLARENCE “CHOO CHOO” Coleman, a catcher on the expansion 1962 Mets who spent four seasons in the major leagues with New York and the Philadelphia Phillies, has died at age 80.

Niece Linda Hibbler says Coleman, who had been suffering from cancer, died Monday at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

INDIANS: Pitcher Skylar Arias has been suspended for 56 games under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for Nandrolone, a steroid.

The 19-year-old left-hander was selected in the 24th round of the amateur draft in June and went 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 relief appearances for the rookie-level Arizona League Indians.

Arias’ suspension, announced Monday, was the 69th this year under the minor league drug program. There have been 13 under the major league program.

REDS: Cincinnati optioned winless pitcher Cody Reed to Triple-A Louisville and recalled outfielder Kyle Waldrop.

Reed allowed six runs in Cincinnati’s 7-3 loss at Milwaukee on Sunday before being pulled in the second inning. The left-hander, who made his major league debut on June 18, fell to 0-7 with a 7.36 ERA in 10 starts.

CUBS: The team fired a DJ who played a song with references to violence after reliever Aroldis Chapman left the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

The DJ was fired for playing “Smack My B—- Up” by The Prodigy.

Chapman served a 29-game suspension to begin the season under Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy. Prosecutors declined to file charges.

Cubs President Crane Kenney apologized, saying the music selection showed “a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue.”