Yankees' Alex Rodriguez singles in first spring training at-bat

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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez goes 1-2 in spring training debut
Wednesday March 4th, 2015

Alex Rodriguez made his 2015 spring training debut with the New York Yankees on Wednesday, hitting a single to left in his first at-bat.

Rodriguez participated in the Yankees' intra-squad scrimmage on Monday afternoon, facing a pitching machine, before sitting out the team's first exhibition game on Tuesday. 

Against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Rodriguez hit second and served as the designated hitter. He finished the game 1-2 with a single and a walk. 

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His first hit is below.


Rodriguez has not played in an MLB game since Sept. 25, 2013. He was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to his use of performance enhancing drugs and his role in the Biogenesis scandal. 

The 39-year-old reported to Yankees training camp two days early last week, reportedly surprising the team. Before his arrival, he wrote a handwritten apology letter to fans, saying he takes "full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season."

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Rodriguez also recently apologized to the president of an anti-doping foundation he supported after his own admission of performance-enhancing drug use.

- Molly Geary

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