A-Rod: Jeter relationship isn’t same

first_imgYes, it’s true, admitted Alex Rodriguez, his relationship with Derek Jeter is not what it once was. Surrounded by reporters and cameras as he sat in the first-base dugout Monday at Legends Field, A-Rod played true confessions, acknowledging they no longer have sleepovers and don’t go out together all the time anymore. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gagne takes mound: Texas Rangers closer Eric Gagne threw off a mound for the first time at spring training, completing a 37-pitch session with no complications. Gagne, 31, who had as many surgeries (two) as relief appearances last season for the Dodgers, said he will do some light throwing today before returning to the mound Wednesday or Thursday. “I felt free,” said Gagne, who had elbow surgery in April and season-ending back surgery in July. “It’s good to get back on the mound again.” Also: The Toronto Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons have agreed to a one-year, $650,000 contract extension, a team official said. … Sandy Alomar Jr. agreed to a minor-league contract with the New York Mets. The 40-year-old catcher began last season with the Dodgers. center_img “People start assuming that things are a lot worse than what they are, which they’re not. But they’re obviously not as great as they used to be. We were like blood brothers,” Rodriguez said. “You don’t have to go to dinner with a guy four, fivetimes a week to do what you’re doing. It’s actually much better than all you guys expect, but I just want to let the truth be known.” On the first day of his fourth season with the Yankees, he did three rounds of interviews – English-language television, Spanish-language television and print reporters. He talked about his poor postseason (“I stunk”), his pride at being the highest-paid player in U.S. team sports (“It’s pretty cool”) and his refusal to rule out exercising the opt-out provision in his contract after this season (“I understand my options”). last_img read more