Torre on A-Rod

Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he caught news reports of Alex Rodriguez’s Tuesday press conference, but was on the practice field as it took place and hasn’t seen a complete replay. He deflected a question about the controversy impacting his former Yankees team.

“That’s run-of-the-mill stuff,” he said. “I don’t want to make light of it, it’s very serious, but as far as distractions go there, they have it on a regular basis.”

As for Rodriguez’s situation, Torre remained supportive.

“I just know how important his baseball is ot him and I hope he handles it allright,” he said. “When you see how many players and staff were there, that’s what the Yankees are all about, they’ll all help.” — Ken Gurnick

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