Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the New York Yankees in his new role as an instructor.
A-Rod arrived Friday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa to work with prospects taking part in instructional league.
Wearing white pinstripe pants and a dark blue Yankees T-shirt, Rodriguez talked with Clint Frazier, Blake Rutherford and Jorge Mateo after early hitting drills on Derek Jeter Field. He also spent time talking with coaches and players during regular batting practice.
Rodriguez wore a No. 13 uniform while in the dugout during Friday's game against Toronto.
"It still fits. That's a good thing," Rodriguez said with a smile. "It feels great to be back in pinstripes."
Rodriguez is scheduled to meet with the players in the clubhouse before Saturday's game with Baltimore.
The 41-year-old played his final game with New York on Aug. 12. He signed a contract to work with minor leaguers in the Yankees farm system through 2017.
"We owe the game," Rodriguez said. "In many ways it's our responsibility and privilege to pay it forward." >> Read more