No official workout for position players today, but Alex Rodriguez still made his way to the half fields behind Steinbrenner Field to go through some fielding drills.
First Rodriguez got on his knees in foul territory, where he fielded a series of two-hop grounders. He did some with his body facing the hitter, some with his glove side toward the hitter and some with his throwing hand toward the hitter. He was just picking the ball off the hop.
Rodriguez then took some standard grounders from the edge of the infield grass at third base. This time he actually made throws across the diamond. It was nothing too intense, just some light early work.
Of course, every writer and photographer stuck around the field, just in case Rodriguez or any other position player stopped to talk. None of them did, including Rodriguez, who was eventually driven out of the stadium in a golf cart.
As Rodriguez took the field for drills, photographers snapped a series of pictures. His teammates, of course, couldn’t let that attention slide.
It was Joba Chamberlain who came through and poked a little fun: “Smile pretty, honey.”