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Steinbrenner on A-Rod: 'He's been a great asset'

Steinbrenner on A-Rod: 'He's been a great asset'

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Alex Rodriguez is back on the field and producing, the New York Yankees have put all the acrimony behind. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is pleased with A-Rod's performance in his return from a season-long drug suspension. The 39-year-old, shifted to primarily designated hitter, began Wednesday with a .248 batting average, and his 10 homers and 22 RBIs were both second on the team behind Mark Teixeira. Speaking before a Major League Baseball executive council meeting on Wednesday, Steinbrenner said "He's been a great asset. And he's been playing well, and he's been producing." Steinbrenner did not discuss details of the...