Embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez admitted he failed to show up for a scheduled rehab game Friday but said his absence hasn't kept him from having "productive conversations" with the Yankees.

"Whatever I do with the organization, I will definitely keep private. But I will tell you I think over the last several weeks we have had very productive conversations and I think we're all aligned to come back on time and healthy," Rodriguez said before going 2-for-4 with a home run in his rehab game with the Double-A Trenton Thunder on Monday.

On Friday, Rodriguez met with investigators from Major League Baseball, who questioned him about his involvement in the Biogenesis case. After the meeting, Rodriguez was supposed to head to George M. Steinbrenner Field for the Class A Tampa Yankees' game, but team executives in New York were left wondering why he was a no-show.

The New York Post first reported that Rodriguez was AWOL prior to the rainout.

When asked whether there was any conflict between he and the organization, Rodriguez said, "Not that I know of."

Rodriguez is slated to play with Double-A Trenton in its next two road games against the Reading Fightin Phils. His schedule beyond that is unclear at this point.

Rodriguez could return to the majors July 22 against the Rangers in Texas, which would mark the end of his 20-day minor league rehab.

Rodriguez is 5-for-25 with five RBIs and seven strikeouts since his rehab assignment started July 2.

He homered in a live game for the first time since Sept. 14 on Monday night.

"That one felt pretty good, it felt pretty awesome. It's been a long time," said Rodriguez, who also handled three ground balls at third base. "To take a mid-90s fastball and hit it that way, I was certainly not able to do that the last two or three months of the season last year, so that's definitely a good check in the box."