Alex Rodriguez Arrives at Single-A, Speaks to Media for 1st Time Since Drama

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Alex Rodriguez Arrives at Single-A, Speaks to Media for 1st Time Since Drama

Alex Rodriguez is in the building.

The New York Yankees' third baseman made his arrival in Charleston, where he'll begin a rehab assignment with the Charleston RiverDogs, the Yankees' Single-A affiliate.

The RiverDogs are hosting the Rome Braves in a series through Wednesday.

Lucas Sims, last year's first-round pick of the Braves, tweeted his reaction to A-Rod starting his rehab while they were in town:

Prior to making it out to the ballpark, Rodriguez had lunch with Yankees teammate Eduardo Nunez at a restaurant called Fleet Landing:

After lunch, he arrived at the ballpark and spoke to the media at 3:50 p.m.:

Here are multiple tweets from reporters covering the pregame presser:

ESPN plans to show each of Rodriguez's rehab at-bats Tuesday night, angering some fans:

While many fans don't care, the story on Rodriguez is not going away and it's something we all have to get used to.

Regardless, barring any setbacks, Rodriguez is going to spend 20 games rehabbing and be ready after the All-Star break to rejoin the depleted Yankees lineup.

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