TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the New York Yankees in his new role as an instructor.

A-Rod arrived Friday at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa to work with prospects taking part in instructional league.

Wearing white pinstripe pants and a dark blue Yankees T-shirt, Rodriguez talked with Clint Frazier, Blake Rutherford and Jorge Mateo after early hitting drills on Derek Jeter Field. He also spent time talking with coaches and players during regular batting practice.

The 41-year-old played his final game with New York on Aug. 12. He signed a contract to work with minor leaguers in the Yankees farm system through 2017.

Rodriguez will also serve as a studio analyst during the playoffs for Fox for the second straight year. The network said Thursday that he’ll make his 2016 debut Oct. 7 on Fox Sports 1 for the start of the NL Division Series.

CUBS: General Manager Jed Hoyer and scouting and player development director Jason McLeod agreed to contract extensions through the 2021 season, mirroring president of baseball operations Theo Epstein’s deal two days earlier.

Epstein, Hoyer and McLeod all worked together with the Boston Red Sox, including their World Series seasons in 2004 and 2007.

CARDINALS: Outfielder Matt Holliday was activated from the disabled list.

Holliday broke his left thumb on Aug. 11, and the Cardinals are not planning to pick up their $17 million option for 2017. He was hitting .242 with 19 homers before he got hurt.

REDS: Bryan Price will return as manager next season.