Joe Girardi Shrugs Off Potential Distraction Alex Rodriguez’s Presence May Cause (Video)

Ever since Alex Rodriguez was slapped with his historically long suspension two weeks ago, his manager has been dogged by the dreaded “D” word — “distraction.”

Yankees skipper Joe Girardi fields questions daily about Rodriguez’s presence on the team — A-Rod is allowed to play while he appeals his suspension — as an unnecessary distraction for a team struggling to stay relevant in the playoff picture.

Those questions were posed to Girardi again on Friday, as the Yankees prepared for just their fourth game at Fenway Park this season. Hear what he had to say in the video above.

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