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A-Rod 'down to earth' down on farm

Updated: July 8, 2013, 10:45 PM ET
By Peter Kerasotis | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

VIERA, Fla. -- The teammates at his latest minor league stop have spent two games getting to know Alex Rodriguez.

And despite fans' boos and a 1-for-9 overall showing, they like him just fine, saying he's gone beyond acting like one of the guys to making an extra effort to talk baseball and share his knowledge of the game.

"It means a lot just to watch what he does and learn from him," said Tampa third baseman Peter O'Brien, a 22-year-old University of Miami product. "He's been ...

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