Jul 21, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT
It’s too early to claim that Alex Rodriguez is making “progress” from last week’s knee surgery, but everything to this point has gone according to plan.
According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, the third baseman had the stitches removed from his right knee on Thursday in Miami and has been working out this week in a rehab pool.
A-Rod had surgery on July 14 to repair a torn meniscus and is not expected to return to the major leagues until late August, at the earliest.
The Yankees have handed starting third base duties over to Eduardo Nunez in the meantime.
Rodriguez, 35, was batting .295/.366/.485 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI through 344 plate appearances.
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