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Jeter "saddened" by "messy" A-Rod situation



"Saddened" is the word Derek Jeter used to describe his feelings about the latest developments in the Alex Rodriguez controversy.

"As a teammate, you're saddened by the whole thing," Jeter said Wednesday at the Seminole Hard Rock kickoff to his annual Tampa charity event for his Turn 2 Foundation. "The whole thing's been kind of messy."

Jeter said he'd been in "communication" with Rodriguez, but little else about the latest developments.

Jeter, limited to 17 games last season due to a variety of injuries, said he feels "really good"  physically and will start baseball workouts Monday.

Among several retired players and Angels star Albert Pujols was Don Zimmer, who said he is looking forward to another year as the Rays senior adviser.


[Last modified: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:50pm]


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