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Alex Rodriguez now able to jog on a treadmill

Apr 14, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

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Good news on the Alex Rodriguez rehab front.

According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the veteran third baseman told Yankees manager Joe Girardi on Saturday that he is able to run slowly on a treadmill without feeling any sort of lingering pain or discomfort in his surgically-repaired hip. “He was pretty fired up about that,” Girardi said later in a talk with the media.

Rodriguez underwent major hip surgery in January and is not expected to be ready for major league action again until after the All-Star break. Kevin Youkilis has been playing third for the Yankees.

Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times reported Friday that A-Rod (or one of his associates) tried to purchase documents from the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic with the intention of destroying them. Major League Baseball is currently investigating Biogenesis, so the attempt by A-Rod could be viewed as a violation of the Joint Drug Agreement — which demands cooperation from players during PED investigations.

And that violation could alone lead to a suspension of some kind. Something to watch for.

  1. historiophiliac - Apr 14, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    I don’t know he runs at all with that scrum.

  2. number42is1 - Apr 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    “Good news on the Alex Rodriguez rehab front.”

    I suppose that is really a matter of opinion, right?

  3. innout10 - Apr 14, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    $29mil and the most the guy can do is run slowly on the treadmill without pain…

    • deathmonkey41 - Apr 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      Leave A-Rod’s treadmill alone!!!

    • immafubared - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      Now that there’s punny

  4. barkleyblows - Apr 14, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Must be juicing again.

    • badintent - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      The treadmill is on roids ? Dang

  5. immafubared - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Ya know, if the Yanks gave me 100K, I could go up to the plate, swing the bat and probably get a lot of air, go in the field and catch some balls hit right to me if I was very lucky and basically play just a level below where a 29 mil a year guy is playing.
    Serioiusly the Yankee’s have to be asking themselves, how in the heck did we ever give away the farm for such a bid long time contract. The early years he was worth it. The later, they can’t give this guy away.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 14, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      Ya know, if the Yanks gave me 100K, I could go up to the plate, swing the bat and probably get a lot of air, go in the field and catch some balls hit right to me if I was very lucky and basically play just a level below where a 29 mil a year guy is playing.

      Arod has the following OPS+ in the last three years: 123, 119, and 111 (118+ cumulative). So no, no you couldn’t nor could you put up anywhere close to that.

      Serioiusly the Yankee’s have to be asking themselves, how in the heck did we ever give away the farm for such a bid long time contract

      The Yanks gave up Soriano, who aged 2 years in one off-season, and Joaquin Arias in the deal, yet received money to cover some of Arod’s contract. So what exactly did they give up?

    • deadeyedesign23 - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:20 PM

      If you could play “just a level below” what A-Rod was last year (and for the league minimum at that), you sir would be a major league baseball player. However, you can’t and so you’re just a dude on the internet.

  6. moe0594 - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    We don’t want you back!!!! – Yankee Fans

  7. pisano - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    I was hoping he would jog right out of NY.

    • badintent - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:33 PM

      Chased by two German Shepards.!

  8. Old Gator - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    When I clicked on this thumbnail I fully expected that someone would already have cracked a joke about how he can’t outrun the hounds of Bud Light on a treadmill. But no one did. So: to paraphrase Suttree, Bud’s lawyers lurk all wheres and his hounds are slavering for souls with PEDs in their ectoplasm. Fly them.

    • henryd3rd - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      Old Gator! Will you be attending Marlins’ games on “Free Thursday”?

    • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:39 AM

      If I can get my motorized scooter chair to work, maybe….

  9. melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    The only thing i want to hear about aroid is the Yankees cant void his deal. They deserve to be stuck with him

  10. autmorsautlibertas - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    As a lifelong Yankee fan, I was elated when the Yankees originally traded for A-Rod. I did not realize what an insecure, phony, and foolish man he was. I cannot help but feel a sense of shame that my favorite team’s winning record is sullied by a cheater. I am tired of the drama. I am tired of Rodriguez embarrassing the organization. He is an organizational canker. There is no point in keeping him around. Without the roids, he is a doddering, old baseball stumblebum. The Yankees need to coerce him into accepting a trade, or they need to release him. Offer to pay his entire salary, and trade him to whoever will provide the best prospect package. If he bucks the trade, threaten to bench him for the remainder of his contract. He has limited time to reach his benchmarks and cannot afford to ride the pines, so he might be pliable. An A-Rod for Stanton package might have some appeal to Jeff Loria since A-Rod might help his slumping attendance.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      He has limited time to reach his benchmarks and cannot afford to ride the pines, so he might be pliable.

      What? He’s guaranteed $114M over the next 5 years from the Yanks. GUARANTEED! If he hits 13 more HR, he gets another $6M.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 14, 2013 at 3:46 PM

        The Doom Watch is hilariously irrational. he he

        /eats popcorn

  11. melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Aroid for Stanton….wow. Aroid wont help anyones attendance. At one time he would have but not now.

  12. melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    This just came to me..Miami has a tough time getting a crowd into the freakin Heat. Is it to late to make that stadium into the Hurricanes or Dolphins stadium? I have no clue what the location of it is.

  13. modellforprez - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    think he paid off the treadmill so it would turn on?

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