Alex Rodriguez has taken shots from Yankee brass for two straight days — and he hasn’t even failed in the playoffs this year.

While the third baseman continues rehabbing his hip in Tampa, Hal Steinbrenner was in The Bronx yesterday admitting the obvious.

“There have no doubt been times when we’ve been disappointed in him and we’ve conveyed that to him,” the owner said yesterday. “He understands that. Everybody’s human. Everybody makes mistakes. If you’ve got a guy over the course of 10 years, there are gonna be times … any of us make mistakes.”

Steinbrenner’s remarks came a day after GM Brian Cashman told ESPN he didn’t think the third baseman would be able to live up to his massive contract.

In addition to his reduced production and his inability to perform in the postseason, Rodriguez’s name surfaced in the records of an anti-aging clinic that is being investigated by MLB for possible ties to performance enhancing drugs.

Steinbrenner said the Yankees’ relationship with the star hasn’t changed in light of MLB’s investigation.

“We haven’t been told anything, so it hasn’t complicated things at all,” Steinbrenner said. “Innocent until proven guilty, right?”

With four years and $86 million remaining on his contract after this season, Steinbrenner knows the Yankees can’t afford for Rodriguez to be a completely sunk cost.

“He knows what we expect from him,” Steinbrenner said. “He knows what his teammates expect from him. We just hope he comes back strong. We need all the help we can get.”

Just two weeks ago, Steinbrenner spoke glowingly of his team that was overachieving in spite of injuries. Since then, the Yankees endured a five-game losing streak, which included four straight to the Mets and knocked them out of first place.