Alex Rodriguez made his exhibition debut at third base, cleanly handling his only chance, and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Sunday.
Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in four runs, Rick Porcello pitched three innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Mets 6-3 Sunday.
Six up, six down. Three strikeouts and 99 on the gun. You couldn’t ask for a better return from Tommy John surgery.
While so many eyes focus on A-Rod and his journey through comeback-land in Tampa, something interesting is fermenting across the state. The Mets are showing signs of becoming a real baseball team.
“You don’t think he’s going to be amped up?” manager Terry Collins said. “We’ll do the best we can to make sure he understands what the process is (on Friday).”
MLB’s inclusion ambassador says his visit to Mets camp was “100 percent successful” despite the controversial comments about his so-called “lifestyle” made afterward by Daniel Murphy.
The New York Post is marking Alex Rodriguez’s first hit in over 17 months with an asterisk. But not everyone is amused.
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.
“Once you hit rock bottom, any time you hear a few cheers these days is a pleasant surprise,” Alex Rodriguez said after his spring debut.
A disgruntled Mets fan has put his displeasure with the team’s ownership on full display.
David Wright isn’t about to apologize for getting on the Mets’ pitching prospect. But he is sorry for how it all went down.
The early reviews from some of the Mets’ top batters have been positive. “It’s been a pretty easy adjustment for me,” said Long, who was fired by the Yankees last October.
As the third baseman tries to help lead the Mets to the postseason, he’s already part of a winning team as a partner with MISSION Athletecare, the leading brand in thermoregulation.
The Yankees begin exhibition play Tuesday against the Phillies. Manager Joe Girardi said he’ll announce Monday whether Rodriguez will be in the lineup for the game.
Terry Collins expects the Mets to be a playoff team, but he’s letting his players know that they should be doing their talking on the field.