Alex Rodriguez returns to the Yankees

Somehow, Alex Rodriguez really did return to the Yankees on the same day his suspension was handed down

8/6/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Aug 5, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez walks back to the dugout after striking out during the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY SportsAlex Rodriguez has been saying for a while that he would come back and play for the Yankees this year. The reaction was different pretty much every time, whether it was Yankees GM Brian Cashman telling him to "shut the f--- up" or just people laughing at him.

Despite all the doubters and detractors, A-Rod somehow managed to appear in a game last night for the Yankees against the White Sox.

There were pretty loud boos all around, even from Yankees fans, who were hoping that they'd never see Rodriguez back in a Yankees uniform. His fall from grace is about as far as any player in MLB history.

Rodriguez is appealing his suspension, which runs through the end of the 2014 season. Assuming a final decision comes down on Thursday, this week could be the last time we'll see him play for an awful long time.

Here's his first major league at bat of 2013:

I'll be honest. I was a little shocked that the Yankees even bothered bringing him back up, knowing that a suspension was in progress. What was the point of bringing him back for a couple games?
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8/8/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

He really does not play well... at all... and can not be a team leader...