Jeter lends support for embattled Rodriguez

Jeter lends support for embattled Rodriguez
August 6, 2013, 12:00 am
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After embattled teammate Alex Rodriguez heard the boos at U.S. Cellular Field, Yankees legend Derek Jeter voiced his support.

"(It's the) same as always, same as every teammate. We're all in here, we're trying to win a championship, we're trying to win some games," Jeter said. "As long as he's a part of this team, we're there to support him."

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Rodriguez went 1-4 with a strikeout in his 2013 debut, in which New York lost 8-1 to the White Sox.

For what it's worth, Rodriguez's time with the Yankees may be fleeting. He was suspended by Major League Baseball Monday for 211 games -- the remainder of the 2013 season and the entire 2014 season -- for his role in the Biogenesis scandal. He's appealing the decision, and has a 72-hour window from the moment his suspension was announced before it begins in which he has the time to decide whether to appeal or not (he will). But once Thursday hits, he'll be suspended, and unless he wins his appeal won't play in a major league game until 2015.