“That’s what he’s planning for. And that’s what we’re planning for,” Steinbrenner said on Wednesday, via CBS New York.
Rodriguez, 39, has $61 million owed to him by the Yankees and Steinbrenner opted to promote the hard work the former star has been putting in.
“He’s fit,” Steinbrenner said. “Alex is a hard worker. Alex will be ready. We’ll just have to go from there, see how he does, see how he responds to playing every day in spring training. Point is, he’s in good shape. And that’s not surprising.”