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Union executive director Michael Weiner said those comments were probably out of frustration and that Rodriguez would probably agree they were “counterproductive.”

Weiner also said he and Rodriguez have talked since then _ but not about those comments.

“But I would guess that all things considered, and having thought about it a little bit, he’s probably not very happy with those comments,” Weiner added.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, brushed off a question about his comment on Friday, saying “Today is another day, and I’m focused on what my job is and my responsibilities to the New York Yankees and to the fan base of New York.”

He thanked the fans, media, people from the Dominican Republic and Hispanics “all over the world” for the support.

Whether he has the Yankees‘ support is another issue.

“If I’m productive, I think they want me back,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez batted .120 (3 for 25) with no RBIs last postseason, including 0 for 18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handers.

“It’s been a long time for me, and the last time I was on the field it wasn’t pretty,” he said. “I was horrific.”