By coincidence, Yankee captain Derek Jeter took another step Thursday in his own long rehabilitation from a broken ankle. Rodriguez has always suffered in the comparison with Jeter, and so it was one more time.
Part of the rehab process involves a minor-league assignment, and when reporters asked the date it would begin, all Jeter said was, “As soon as I can get out there, I’ll get out there. We haven’t got that far yet.”
Not that hard, is it?
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