It was a fairly uneventful first workout at Legends Field.
Joe Torre and assorted staff members (Brian Cashman, trainer Gene Monahan, media relations guy Jason Zillo) addressed the team for 45 minutes or so.
The workout was under sunny skies and (finally) warm temperatures as it got up to 68.
For those of you who care about such things, the main infield work group had A-Rod at third, Derek Jeter and Alberto Gonzalez at shortstop, Robbie Cano at second and Jason Giambi, Doug Mientkiewicz and Andy Phillips at first.
The first eight players in the cage on the main field were Jeter, Damon, Cano, Abreu, Giambi, Matsui, Mientkiewicz and Rodriguez. Everybody was cheered.
Damon hit a home run during BP on his last swing. As the crowd applauded, he did a Hulk Hogan pose and threw his bat on the ground. Funny stuff.
A-Rod has dropped 12 pounds and looked far more limber in the field. He plans to steal more bases, too.
Torre was asked mainly about the Jeter-Rodriguez thing and Bernie Williams not being here. There aren’t any “baseball” questions to ask yet because everybody’s just getting loose.
Joe Torre audio to come.