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Yankees, A-Rod, slowly getting back on the same page … with an assist from Derek Jeter

Jun 28, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

Alex Rodriguez AP

You get the impression that the Yankees have figured out that the cuckoo 36 hours or so in which A-Rod tweeted, Cashman bleated and then the rumors about A-Rod’s sinister plot to do, well, something, weren’t in the team’s best interestes. Because based on this story in the Daily News, things are sorta getting back to normal:

Derek Jeter, also rehabbing in Tampa, said Thursday that Rodriguez, who has missed the first three months of the season due to hip surgery in January, looks like he can still be a contributing player to the Yankees.

“Alex works extremely hard,” said Jeter, who is in Tampa to rehab the left ankle he broke during the 2012 playoffs. “He is working hard now to get back.”

Then:

Meanwhile, a Yankee source and a Rodriguez spokesperson both shot down multiple reports that A-Rod had told the Yankees — including GM Brian Cashman and team president Randy Levine on a call Wednesday — that he didn’t think he could come back this year.

The Yankee source told the Daily News the reports are “fantasy.”

If the Captain offers some support in A-Rod’s direction and the team calls a report that makes A-Rod look bad a “fantasy” one gets the sense that a decision has been made to try to put this fire out.

My guess: next thing we hear from anyone in all of this will be when A-Rod is actually cleared to play.

  1. flamethrower101 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    General rule: Derek Jeter is always right. About everything. Except politics. ‘Cause nobody’s right on politics.

  2. raysfan1 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    “My guess: next thing we hear from anyone in all of this will be when A-Rod is actually cleared to play.”

    One can only hope.

  3. chacochicken - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Has Jeter been out long enough for this to officially qualify as the 2nd coming?

    • aceshigh11 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM

      He’s come twice?

      Does that mean two gift baskets are in order?

      • badintent - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:40 AM

        yes. one for kate Hundson and Cameron Diaz.

      • badintent - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM

        One each. damn keys.

  4. fanofevilempire - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Yankee source = Daily News liar.

  5. maritime85 - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    jeezus the Yankees are baseballs version of the jets whether they like it or not

    • American of African Descent - Jun 28, 2013 at 8:28 PM

      No. The Yankees have won in recent memory.

    • bigharold - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:35 PM

      “.. baseballs version of the jets..”

      Except for all that WS championship stuff.

  6. Old Gator - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Things straightening out? Now this will be a barren source of amusement.

  7. romoscollarbone - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Jester is about winning and ARod is better than Nix, Adams and #40.

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