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Alex Rodriguez reportedly single despite rumors he’s dating Erin Simmons

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As Alex Rodriguez attempts to pick up the pieces of his professional baseball career following a one-year suspension, interest the New York Yankees slugger’s personal life has been picking up steam.

Rumors surfaced recently positing that Rodriguez is dating trainer Erin Simmons. But a source close to A-Rod denies those reports, insisting he is 100% single, per a Page Six report.

Rodriguez dated former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson for several years but the couple reportedly called it quits earlier this year after the slugger allegedly wouldn’t commit more fully to the model/actress. Also mentioned as a big reason behind the split was how much of a role his ex-wife still has in his life.

ecause the third baseman wasn’t willing to commit, and also because his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis, still plays a large role in his life.

The source told the gossip column that while Rodriguez has worked out with Simmons, there is nothing romantic going on between the two.

“Alex is 100 percent focused on baseball,” the source added.

While there’s no way to know for sure whether the source’s insistence that A-Rod is single is accurate or simply someone on the ballplayer’s inner circle throwing up a smokescreen, what is certain is that he seems ready and raring to go as the Yankees open up their regular season with a four-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

He seemingly said and did all the right things throughout spring training — although his “apology letter” garnered mixed reviews — earning the praise of skipper Joe Girardi for being the team’s biggest surprise so far.

After struggling early, including an 0-for-2 performance against a pitching machine nicknamed “Iron Mike,” Rodriguez also played reasonably well in exhibition action while shaking off a year’s worth of rust, batting .286 with 3 home runs and 4 RBI, numbers that got him a start at designated hitter while being slotted seventh in the batting order for Monday’s game.