The A-Rod Effect

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez smiles as he takes the field during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field.

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Alex Rodriguez is back in the Yankees lineup despite facing suspension through the end of the 2014 season. Other current players have plenty to say about his return.

Brent Lillibridge was designated for assignment Monday to make room for Rodriguez on the roster, offering his unique perspective on A-Rod’s return. 

Rodriguez plans to play through the appeals process.