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Rodriguez Participates In Yankees First Full-squad Workout - Heraldstandard.com: Headlines Ap

Rodriguez participates in Yankees first full-squad workout "I don't have a problem with him wearing No. 13." The Negasts were among about 500 fans who showed up for the Yankees' first full-squad workout of the year, welcoming Rodriguez with cheers and words of encouragement. The slugger walked into the clubhouse at the club's spring training complex shortly after 9 a.m., slipped on his uniform for the first time in more than a year and exchanged handshakes and pleasantries with some of his teammates before quietly launching what he acknowledges will be a difficult comeback. Rodriguez, who hasn't played since September 2013, took ground balls at third base and hit three home runs in 32 swings during batting practice. "This is a hard continue thing I'm trying to do," Rodriguez said, proclaiming he feels like a rookie getting a fresh start. And while general manager Brian Cashman said the 39-year-old is "on the team," Rodriguez insisted he's approaching spring training as if he has to prove he belongs. "It was fun.
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