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Alex Rodriguez could return from broken hand Monday

Aug 31, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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Barring a setback Alex Rodriguez could come off the disabled list and rejoin the Yankees’ lineup as soon as Monday, according to general manager Brian Cashman.

Rodriguez is currently rehabbing his broken hand at Single-A and has been sidelined for more than a month, during which time the Yankees are just 17-16 despite Eric Chavez hitting .342 as the fill-in third baseman.

In fact, Chavez has played so well in Rodriguez’s absence that manager Joe Girardi seems likely to keep them both in the lineup together by playing one of them at designated hitter. Chavez seeing some time at first base is also possible.

Before breaking his hand Rodriguez hit .276 with 15 homers in 94 games for an .806 OPS that is both solidly above average and the worst mark of his career at age 36.

  1. purnellmeagrejr - Aug 31, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    The Yankeees could benefit from the return of their above average third baseman.

    • banksatdixie - Aug 31, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      Aaron – Check those numbers again. He hasn’t missed 59 games from this injury (32-27).

  2. gerryb323 - Aug 31, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Leave A-Rod alone!

    • bigharold - Aug 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      Len, .. is that you?

  3. pisano - Aug 31, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    What the hell happened to Len?

  4. cackalackyank - Sep 1, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Wow an above average hitting anything might be just what that team needs. The problem is you can’t win regularly with a platoon of/dh in Jones hitting @ .205 and the every day catcher hitting less than that. And we won’t talk about Mark Brittle bones and his amazing under peform at the plate….ooops almost forgot about Curtis “ceiling fan” Granderson and his amazing collection of strike outs and solo home runs. Do they serve beer and fried chicken at the Yankees batting cage?

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