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Alex Rodriguez continues to make progress from hip surgery

May 20, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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Alex Rodriguez isn’t as far along as teammate Mark Teixeira, but he continues to make progress from January hip surgery.

According to the Associated Press, Rodriguez began his third week of on-field activity today by fielding grounders and taking 25 swings in an indoor batting cage at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa, Florida. He also did some running along the warning track.

It’s not clear when Rodriguez will be ready for rehab games, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger that he will essentially have to go through a full spring training. He’s not expected to join the club until after the All-Star break.

“There’s a lot that has to happen,” Girardi said. “There’s a lot of hurdles.”

Rodriguez, 37, batted .272/.353/.430 with 18 home runs, 57 RBI and a .783 OPS in 122 games last season. He is making $28 million this season and is owed $119 million through 2017.

  1. fanofevilempire - May 20, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    3 HOF’ers and about 70 mil, down in Tampa.

  2. pisano - May 20, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Please Arod take the full five years to rehab, please.

  3. cackalackyank - May 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    I really think there is very little point in rushing A-rod back right now…any of theses guys for that matter. As long as NYY stay at or near the top of the AL east let A-rod, Jeter, Tex etc rest, and train. What a nice insurance policy it will be to have a fresh group of infielders to come out for the second half.

  4. jimbo75025 - May 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    25 whole swings?

    • andrewproughcfe - May 21, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      Nearly one swing per million dollars. Why? What more did you expect?

    • rmcd13 - May 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      25 swings is more than most players take in a game.

  5. holycow77 - May 21, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Is it just me or does he look absurdly old… Receding hairline, nasty goatee, growing old man ears… Creeper style…

    • basedrum777 - May 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM

      He’s starting to look like billy crystal.

  6. pisano - May 21, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    If you watch him swing, (or try to), or take called third strikes, no it’s not you.

  7. caeser12 - May 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Who?

    Doesn’t it feel like he retired? But the you realize, DAMN, 7 more years of this.

    Go NY.

    • caeser12 - May 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      *then.

  8. pisano - May 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    caeser12…. thank God you’re wrong, it’s four more years after this year.

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