It was good news for the Rangers on Tuesday ’ even better than their seventh consecutive victory, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ’ that third baseman Adrian Beltre took a significant step by jogging on the field as he continues his recovery from a strained right calf.
It marked the first time he had run on solid ground, albeit at 50 percent effort, since he injured the calf April 8.
He was also with girlfriend Jennifer Lopez in Manhattan later that night, the Daily News reported, maybe around the time Jeter was being feted by the Yankees.
I watched the whole (ceremony). I put out a (social media) post, Rodriguez said, per the Daily News.
Rodriguez is in Kansas City this week for the Yankees-Royals series (he’ll be the color analyst for Fox Sports 1 telecast of Thursday’s game), so of course the small army of media covering the Bombers wanted the inside scoop. His choices, if he wanted to answer directly: Say he was a no-show, or say Jeter/the Yankees didn’t want him around. That’s tabloid gold either way.
He chose diplomacy instead. Smart move by him, but it doesn’t answer the eternal question: Do A-Rod and Jeter still dislike each other? Jeter reportedly was angry about having to do a joint interview with Rodriguez on CNBC recently, but of course Jeter isn’t going to volunteer that information. A-Rod, it appears, won’t go there either.