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Alex Rodriguez’s Return to Field Signals Time to Judge Ability, Not Past

class="ui-droppable">At long last, we have an excuse to stop talking about Alex Rodriguez the lightning rod and to start talking about Alex Rodriguez the baseball player.

In our defense, there hasn't been much else to talk about in the last two years. Fighting and eventually serving a yearlong performance-enhancing drug suspension has taken up a lot more of A-Rod's time than, you know, actual baseball. Entering this week, he hadn't played in a game since 2013.

But that changed Wednesday. Rodriguez took part in the New York Yankees' 3-1 exhibition loss against the Philadelphia Phillies, batting second and playing designated hitter. And on the surface, his return was a good one.

In three plate appearances through the first six ...

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