Time heals all: Yankees holding Alex Rodriguez Bat Day in 2016

Alex Rodriguez is now a fan favorite with Yankees fans.

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From a one-year suspension for PED use to having your own Bat Day is quite a turnaround.

The Alex Rodriguez image rehabilitation hit another high note on Thursday when the Yankees released their 2016 promotional schedule.

On Saturday, May 14, all fans 14 and under will get a free Alex Rodriguez replica bat.

It’s hard to image this ever would’ve been possible while the team openly fought with A-Rod in 2013 (Remember general manager Brian Cashman saying "Alex should just shut the f— up"?) and Major League Baseball suspended him for the entire 2014 season (after initially trying to suspend him for 211 games).

But A-Rod came back to hit 33 home runs and drive in 86 in 2015. That’s all that was need to win back the fans and the front office.