A-Rod took 57 swings and fielded 31 balls on Friday, according to The Associated Press. He had resumed similar activities at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday before leaving for Tampa on Thursday, eyeing an MRI early next week that would permit him to begin a rehabilitation assignment in extended spring training action.
According to the AP, Rodriguez hit several long homers, including a pair that went over the center-field backdrop. He also ran in the outfield. Rodriguez said the session went "good" and gave a thumbs-up as he left the field for the clubhouse.