On February 10, 2015 — “There was an honest and frank discussion on all of the issues. As far as the Yankees are concerned, the next step is to play baseball in spring training” – text from a joint statement released by the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez.At a meeting initiated by Alex Rodriguez, the much-maligned Yankee slugger apologizes to the team’s front office for the turbulence which has swirled around the organization during the last few years, according to a joint statement released by the team and the player. The attendees for the ‘honest and frank discussion’ of the issues included managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, club president Randy Levine, general manager Brian Cashman, assistant GM Jean Afterman, and Jim Sharp, A-Rod’s legal counsel.

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