Alex Rodriguez declined to elaborate when asked if he was invited to be a part of Derek Jeter's No. 2 retirement ceremony Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

"I was with my mother," Rodriguez said, refusing to elaborate.

Rodriguez said he watched the whole ceremony on television and lavished the event with praise. He mentioned he used social media to honor Jeter.

"I especially liked Dr. Jeter and Mrs. Jeter on the field," Rodriguez said, referring to Jeter's parents. "It was a great day and very well deserved."

Rodriguez and Jeter were once close friends, but Jeter iced out Rodriguez after a 2001 Esquire article in which A-Rod played down Jeter's impact as a player.