10:28 AM ET 06.08 | Alex Rodriguez has a long way to go to rebuild his reputation both on and off the field, and though he again declined to address his situation yesterday, he at least made some baseball-related progress. The third baseman, who has stayed largely silent on the Biogensis suspension report other than a statement from his new PR firm Thursday, drove by reporters without speaking after he worked out at the Yankees' minor league complex. Before that, he spent about 50 minutes on the field, taking batting practice and running. For the first time since his offseason hip surgery, Rodriguez ran the arc around on the outfield grass outside the bases, bringing him a step closer to actually running the bases. His 25-minute outdoor batting practice looked considerably better than the one he had Wednesday. Yesterday, he took roughly 55 swings and hit 12 over the fence -- including his final swing of the day, which elicited an excited response from the slugger after the ball careened into a dumpster well behind the left-center field fence.