Monday April 6th, 2015

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez singled in the bottom of the fifth inning on Monday for his first hit of 2015.

The single to right-center came on his second plate appearance against the Toronto Blue Jays on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. In his first, he worked an eight-pitch walk in the bottom of the third.

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Rodriguez, 39, batted seventh as the Yankees' DH, marking his first game action since he was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to his use of performance-enhancing drugs and his role in the Biogenesis scandal.

In 19 spring training games, Rodriguez hit .267 with three home runs, four RBIs and 13 strikeouts in 45 at-bats.

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In February, Rodriguez issued a handwritten apology letter to fans and took "full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season."

Mike Fiammetta

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