Alex Rodriguez, coming off a season-long suspension in 2014, played his first game of the spring in the field yesterday, starting at third base and batting fifth.

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And just like after his first two games at designated hitter, A-Rod, who had just one ball hit his way in yesterday's 3-2 victory over the Nationals, brought more humor more than analysis.

"Not necessarily," he said with a smile when asked if he would have preferred more chances in the field over his five innings, in which he went 1-for-2 at the plate, the hit a bloop double in the second. "But I'm glad I did get the first one out of the way."