Spring Training Is Here

Number 13 was back on the field at the Yankees spring training facility last month. This time, though, he was there as Special Advisor to Hal Steinbrenner. There was a lot of talk about a comeback (“Zero chance”) and quite a few questions from reporters. In the end, though, it was the time with the young players that meant the most.

Alex will be back in camp in a few days to continue to mentor players, helping them by sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly from his 22 ½-year career.

“I think my value is taking them out to dinner and having a three-hour meal,” Rodriguez said. “Recognizing that the first hour-and-a-half, they will probably [be] pretty nervous and pretty tight. By the second half of that dinner, they will start asking real questions.”

It’s those real questions to which Alex is most looking forward.

Read a brief transcript of Alex’s first press conference of spring training here:
http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2017/02/alex_rodriguez_shows_for_yankees_camp_officially_r.html

 

2/21/17 – New York Yankees special instructor Alex Rodriguez shaking hands with New York Yankees shortstop Ruben Tejada #30, on the field during practice today at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

2/21/17 – New York Yankees special instructor Alex Rodriguez watching the infielders field ground balls during practice today at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

2/21/17 – New York Yankees special instructor Alex Rodriguez with New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman behind the backstop during practice today at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

2/21/17 – New York Yankees special instructor Alex Rodriguez on the field during practice today at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.