Reggie Jackson has united the Twins and Yankees! He is a miracle worker! Per

After Reggie Jackson's disparaging comments about Alex Rodriguez and others last week, he was essentially benched by the Yankees and told to stay away from team events indefinitely, according to AL sources.

Jackson was not in Boston over the weekend, where the Yankees played the Red Sox.

Jackson, a special adviser for the Yankees, usually is around the team.

But at this time, there is enough anger at the Hall of Famer from within the organization that the team has decided that he should keep his distance until otherwise determined.

"A cooling-off period, but not a death penalty," a source with knowledge of the team's thinking called it when speaking to's Andrew Marchand.

At some point, Jackson is expected to be back with the team, the source said.

Jackson spent Friday apologizing to Rodriguez and the club's hierarchy, officials with knowledge of the conversations told last week.

The story in question, of course, was this SI piece in which Jackson calls into question Alex Rodriguez's Hall of Fame credentials because of his admitted PED use. That was the same article in which Jackson said Kirby Puckett and Bert Blyleven don't belong in the Hall of Fame, either. So congrats, Mr. October! Twins fans now have something in common with Yankees fans.

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