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Posted: Monday July 9, 2012 7:14PM ; Updated: Monday July 9, 2012 7:15PM

Source: Yanks tell HOFer Jackson to steer clear after A-Rod remarks

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A source says the Yankees told Reggie Jackson to stay away from the team

Jackson was quoted in 'SI' for saying some of Alex Rodriguez's stats were tainted

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees have told Mr. October to stay away this summer.

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Yankees want Reggie Jackson to steer clear of the clubhouse and team events following his pointed remarks about Alex Rodriguez and several former stars.

The Hall of Famer will lay low for several weeks, the person told the AP on Monday on condition of anonymity because there was no formal announcement. Jackson was not disciplined or fined, and will remain as a special adviser to the Yankees.

ESPN initially reported Jackson would be indefinitely absent from the Yankees.

Jackson recently was quoted by Sports Illustrated as saying some of Rodriguez's statistics were tainted because the Yankees star had admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 
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