Update: A-Rod's pretend baseball

August, 1, 2013
8/01/13
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My colleague Andrew Marchand reported from Tampa on Alex Rodriguez's "simulated game" at George M. Steinbrenner Field, which was closed to the media and the public and about which no information was given. So after a request for details from ESPNNewYork.com, the Yankees' PR staff just sent out the following release:

"Earlier today at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., 3B Alex Rodriguez participated in a simulated game in which he had six at-bats and saw 31 pitches (there were no fielders). Additionally, he took part in some simulated defensive situations and ran bases in simulated situations."

In other words, he took batting practice. Hopefully, we'll have more news later on where and when A-Rod plans to pretend playing baseball tomorrow.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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