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The relationship between Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez
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SI.com's Jimmy Traina caught up with Derek Jeter on Tuesday for an interview that will run in Wednesday's edition of Hot Clicks.

With the release of the new book The Yankee Years -- which was co-authored by former Yankee manager Joe Torre and Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci -- much has been made of Alex Rodriguez's locker room reputation. Jeter, who told SI.com he has not read the book, had this to say about his current relationship with A-Rod:

"I'm just curious as to why people keep asking the same questions over and over. We've been down this road before. Alex is a teammate. I support him. Our whole team is behind him. We all support him. And we're looking forward to a new season. To be quite honest with you, it's old hearing the same questions. It's something that's been addressed before in the past. Everyone's moved beyond it. And it doesn't really need to be addressed again."

Jeter also had this to say about the Yankees' high expectations entering the 2009 season:

"I don't know how you can say 'more' pressure because every year we're expected to win a championship. That's the bottom line. So I don't know how you could have 'more' pressure than winning it all, you know what I mean? So every year, it's the same expectations for us and that won't change."

Check Extra Mustard Wednesday morning for the entire Jeter interview.

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