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Alex Rodriguez runs to first base after hitting a single to left field during the first inning against the Phillies on March 4, 2015 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod On Spring Debut: ‘It’s Really A Dream Just To Be Back’

The Yankees slugger went 1 for 2 with a walk in a spring-training loss to the Phillies on Wednesday, another step forward as he tries to resume his drug-scarred career.

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Third baseman Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees participates in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Says He’ll Be ‘A Little Nervous’ In Spring Debut Wednesday

A-Rod returns on Wednesday for his first game in 17 months, slated to be a designated hitter for two or three at-bats against the Phillies at Steinbrenner Field in New York’s spring training home opener.

03/03/2015

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees participates in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Will Skip Yankees’ Exhibition Opener, Debut On Wednesday

Alex Rodriguez will skip the Yankees’ exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater and is slated to make his spring training debut at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday.

03/02/2015

Alex Rodriguez signs autographs for fans as he participates in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod, Cheered In Tampa, Says First Workout ‘Like Going To Disney World’

In addition to cheering, many of the about 500 fans in attendance Thursday called out A-Rod’s name as he moved from drill to drill and in and out of the batting cage.

02/27/2015

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hal Steinbrenner: ‘Anything Would Be On The Table’ If Yankees Miss Playoffs

Does that mean he’d go full-blown Boss? Could there be an organizational shakeup? It sounds like he’s not ruling anything out.

02/26/2015

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera takes the field to be honored before Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mo Rivera In Tampa As Guest Instructor; Jokes That He’s Coming Back

All-time saves leader and iconic Yankee Mariano Rivera showed up at Yankees camp on Wednesday. Mo will serve as a guest instructor in Tampa.

02/25/2015

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees talks with the media during spring training media availability at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Feels Fine After Throwing 34 Pitches In Second Bullpen Session

“It’s absolutely good,” Tanaka said through a translator. “I think the No. 1 thing is throwing it a little bit harder than last time.”

02/23/2015

CC Sabathia (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Yankees LHP Sabathia Hoping For Strong Return In 2015

The 34-year-old lefty was hobbled by a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee last season and was done after having surgery in July.

02/21/2015

Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks with the media during spring training media availability at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Feb. 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Girardi Says A-Rod Distraction Will Not Hamper Yankees’ Preparation For Season

No matter how much the Yankees don’t want Alex Rodriguez’s return to baseball to be a distraction at spring training, this isn’t their first rodeo. They know it will be and they are prepared for it.

02/20/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Says A-Rod Not At Spring Training Weight

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Matthew Krause, the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator, visited A-Rod on Wednesday in Miami.

12/11/2014

Joe Girardi calls to the bullpen (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Girardi On WFAN: Yankees In No Rush To Name Closer By Opening Day

Joe Girardi reiterated to Sweeny Murti that he’s “not too worried” about who will take over for David Robertson, if and when the team makes a final decision.

12/10/2014

David Robertson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Happy With Pen And Pick, Yankees Never Made Offer To David Robertson

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed Tuesday he had no interest in retaining Robertson once New York agreed Friday to a $36 million, four-year deal with Andrew Miller.

12/10/2014

A-Rod (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Brian Cashman (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Cashman Says A-Rod Far From A Lock To Start At Third Base

Spring training is more than three months from now, and already the spotlight is on Alex Rodriguez. Third base? First base? Designated hitter? The bench?

11/12/2014

Joe Girardi (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Girardi, Cashman, A-Rod — Oh, Who Cares?!

To get things started today, the Dynamic Radio Duo felt the need to come to the defense of one Joe Girardi.

WFAN–11/12/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by  Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Here Comes A-Rod! Questions Surround Yankees Slugger After Full-Season Ban

The World Series is over. MLB’s offseason has begun. That means Alex Rodriguez’s full-season suspension is done — and boy, could the Yankees use him.

10/30/2014

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