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Mets hitting coach Kevin Long, and ex-Yankees coach, still roots for Alex Rodriguez

Mets hitting coach Kevin Long, and ex-Yankees coach, still roots for Alex Rodriguez

Rodriguez is returning from a year-long suspension this season with the Yankees.
Newark Star-Ledger Feb 26, 2015

Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner hopes Alex Rodriguez will contribute

"He can hit," Steinbrenner said. "He's a natural."
Newsday Feb 25, 2015

Teammates won't hold PED stigma against Alex Rodriguez

You may hate Alex Rodriguez. Tony Bosch probably isn't a big fan. And it doesn't sound as if A-Rod is BFFs with David Ortiz anymore, either.
Newsday Feb 26, 2015

Rob Manfred says Alex Rodriguez has paid the price and deserves a chance

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Alex Rodriguez deserves the chance to play after serving his yearlong suspension and that the sport is "clean as there is" in the aftermath of the Biogenesis investigation into performance-enhancing drugs.
Newark Star-Ledger Feb 26, 2015

Ranking the 9 craziest Yankees battles as Alex Rodriguez settles in

Is A-Rod vs. Yankees really the biggest fight in franchise history?

For A-Rod, no glove but plenty of love

TAMPA, Fla. -- If you’re stuck for what to get Alex Rodriguez, the man who seemingly has everything, as a homecoming gift this season, here’s a suggestion: A first baseman’s mitt. The guy who has a private jet, a Maybach and $61 million left on his Yankees contract is short one piece of equipment he might actually need this season. “I don’t have a mitt,” Rodriguez said Wednesday at what has become his daily autograph session/media scrum outside the Yankees minor-league complex.
Fenway Nation Feb 26, 2015

Ellsbury Has No Problems With Alex Rodriguez

Jacoby Ellsbury didn't get to play with Alex Rodriguez during his first year as a member of The Evil Empire. There was the little matter of a season-long suspension for The Fraudulent One. But, now, as Jacoby approaches a new season, he's pretty cool with The Centaur. Said Ellsbury, "For whatever reason...he was friendly with me. He'd always say, 'Hello. How you doing?' So I always appreciated that. That's my memories of Alex. Whenever I got to third base, he was always seeing how I was doing. You appreciate that as a baserunner." Well, isn't that special? We hope they have a beautiful...

Hank Steinbrenner: “(A-Rod)’s a natural; hopefully he can still do it”

Mark Didtler of The Associated Press caught up with Hank Steinbrenner to talk about Alex Rodriguez today. Here’s the story: TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hank Steinbrenner is looking ahead and not back when it comes to Alex Rodriguez. Suspended last season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez reported to the Yankees’ […] The post Hank Steinbrenner: “(A-Rod)’s a natural; hopefully he can still do it” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Boston Herald Feb 26, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: David Ortiz no friend of A-Rod

Red Sox Notebook: David Ortiz no friend of A-Rod

FORT MYERS — Don’t expect David Ortiz to welcome Alex Rodriguez back to baseball.Once upon a time, even at the height of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, Big Papi considered A-Rod among his closest friends in the game. But their relationship has been frosty since last January, when Rodriguez’ attorney, Joe Tacopina, implied in an ESPN Radio interview that Ortiz used performance-enhancing drugs.

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