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Alex Rodriguez 'obviously disappointed' by All-Star omission, considered himself 'a long shot'

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NEW YORK — says he is "obviously disappointed" to be left off the American League All-Star team, but considered himself "a long shot" to get selected.

The New York Yankees' designated hitter says he's happy just to be in the conversation, and hopes the four days off over the All-Star break will benefit him.

Rodriguez, who turns 40 on July 27, entered Tuesday batting .284 with 16 homers and 47 RBIs after sitting out last season while serving a drug suspension. Seattle slugger was elected by fans to start at DH for the AL, and players voted in Texas designated hitter as a reserve.

Rodriguez says he's happy for Fielder because he's also a big comeback story and is having a "phenomenal" year.

Asked if he thought the players' vote might indicate all is not forgiven by his peers, A-Rod answered: "I wouldn't say all that."

PHOTO: New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hits a sixth-inning, solo, home run in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, July 5, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hits a sixth-inning, solo, home run in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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PHOTO: New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez answers questions during a news conference in which he was presented with the ball of his 3,000th career hit, Friday, July 3, 2015, in New York. Rodriguez received the ball back from Zack Hample, a fan who caught the solo home run to right field on Friday, June 19, against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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