Video: Alex Rodriguez’s home run with Double-A Trenton last night

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With MLB expected to put the hammer down by Monday for players connected to Biogenesis, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez resumed a rehab assignment last night with Double-A Trenton.

Working his way back from what the Yankees determined was a Grade 1 quad strain, Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walk. It was highlighted by a mammoth two-run homer off Phillies’ prospect Jesse Biddle in the bottom of the third inning.

Check out the blast below:

Considerably more cheers than boos on that one. Rodriguez appeared to really savor the moment. And why the heck not? If Bud Selig has his way, it could be his last home run ever.

Video: Troy Tulowitzki plays along with a photographer who thought he was a pitcher

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Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.

Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:

Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.

Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.