New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez told reporters Saturday that he "can't wait to get back" after working out in Tampa, Fla.
It is not known when he will begin a rehab assignment in recovering from hip surgery, but he indicated that the relationship between him and the team is good.
"So far, no issues," Rodriguez said. "I'm just working really hard. I'm having fun. It's exciting to be back on the field."
Rodriguez is taking batting practice at the Yankees' minor league facility as he looks to come back from the January surgery. He has also been fielding ground balls, running the bases and participating in sliding drills.
Earlier in the week, Rodriguez tweeted that his doctor cleared him to play, in which general manager Brian Cashman responded angrily. The two talked out the disagreement on Wednesday.
Rodriguez said his relationship with the team is just fine.
"Ready to get back on the field," he said. "All good."
Also, shortstop Derek Jeter had five simulated at-bats in Tampa as he recovers from a broken ankle.