Jeter Doesn’t Believe A-Rod Is Finished

Derek Jeter arrived at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa after a workout at Steinbrenner Field yesterday with a familiar face in the passenger seat: Alex Rodriguez.

While the embattled Rodriguez came and went without speaking to reporters, Jeter insisted Rodriguez will not be a problem for the Yankees if he gets back to The Bronx despite all the issues swirling around the third baseman.

“Why would he be a distraction?” Jeter said. “[The media] may be a distraction to him because you ask him questions. I’ve never seen how someone could be a distraction to a team, because we don’t have to deal with it. I’m sure he gets tired of answering questions, but there’s no way he could be a distraction for us.”