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Alex Rodriguez takes batting practice for first time since hand fracture

Aug 28, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

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The Yankees will be without Mark Teixeira for a little while due to a Grade 1 strain of his left calf, but it’s not all bad news on the injury front.

According to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, Alex Rodriguez took batting practice earlier today for the first time since fracturing his left hand last month. He also ran the bases and fielded grounders. The plan calls for him to go through a similar workout tomorrow.

“So far, so good,” Rodriguez said. “My legs are coming under me, and I see light at the end of the tunnel. My expectation is to come back at full strength and help this team win.”

Rodriguez still has some hurdles to cross, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on “The Michael Kay Show” this afternoon that the veteran third baseman could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend if all goes well. The regular season ends for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton on Monday, but both teams are headed for the postseason, so Rodriguez will have the chance to get additional at-bats. The hope is that he could be back before mid-September.

Rodriguez, who turned 37 last month, is hitting .276/.358/.449 with 15 home runs, 44 RBI, 11 stolen bases and an .806 OPS in 94 games played this season.

  1. randygnyc - Aug 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Hurry back Arod!! Steve Pearce, with his 12 career homeruns, over 6 years, is batting cleanup tonight, in your stead. To compound matters, russel Martin who’s out eating his batting average, is batting 5th. ALL OF THIS, FOR THE LEGENDARY YANKEES?!?! The sky is actually falling.

  2. deathmonkey41 - Aug 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Leave Steve Pearce alone!!!

  3. randygnyc - Aug 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    DeathM- you know who Steve Pearce is. So do I. The Yankee broadcast had an interesting comment at the beginning of the game, when was the last time an average viewer tuned in to a Yankee game and didn’t know who was batting clean up. They estimated it’s been more than 20 years. It’s shocking on itsmface.

  4. sharkcity408 - Aug 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    I NEVER want to see this cheating joke on the diamond AGAIN

  5. freeagentsignee - Aug 31, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Get well Alex!

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