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Alex Rodriguez to face live pitching tomorrow

Jun 17, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

I’ve counted approximately 3,875 articles in which someone has, in one way or another, referred to Alex Rodriguez as a player “who may never play for the Yankees again.” If that’s the case, no one has told Alex Rodriguez that:

 

Usually live pitching precedes a rehab assignment precedes activation, with the whole process lasting around three weeks if there are no setbacks. Which, even proceeding conservatively, puts A-Rod back in pinstripes to open up the second half. Possibly a debut before then if he’s feeling good.

That is, unless he’s suspended in the Biogenesis mess, but that’s another story.

  1. Stacey - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    I’ve been saying it for a while now but I feel, barring a suspension of course, that A -Rod may make it back to the team before Jeter.

    • zacksdad - Jun 18, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      HGH users usually recover faster than non-users. So that fact is almost a given.

      • Kevin S. - Jun 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM

        Citation needed.

  2. clarenceoveur - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    no way a true Yankee like Derek Jeter would ever face “live” pitchers

    • Old Gator - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      Well, apparently A-Roid was tearing up dead pitching so he’s being promoted. If he does get banned, he could always play in the Zombie Apocalypse league for a while.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:41 PM

        What he said.

  3. number42is1 - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    If his season is anything like Grandy/Tex then he is back on the DL within 20 games.

    • turdfurgerson68 - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Don’t forget to add Youkillis as well.

    • cackalackyank - Jun 17, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      20 seems like an awfully big number…

  4. historiophiliac - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Doom.

  5. beefytrout - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Dude is pretty good to have made it this far in his career without having ever faced live pitchers before.

  6. turdfurgerson68 - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Just 100+ million to go on his contract.

    Cashman! Cashman!

    • paperlions - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      It was a Steinbrenner that handed out that contract, not Cashman.

      Facts! Facts!

      • turdfurgerson68 - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM

        Facts: Cashman is the GM and approved the contract.

        Sorry, he shoulders an equal amount of blame.

        Cashman! Cashman!

      • paperlions - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM

        No, it is the owners that approve contracts, not GMs.

        Similar to Moreno being responsible for the Angels signing Pujols and Hamilton. If your boss does something over your head, you shoulder 0% of the blame.

      • turdfurgerson68 - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:52 AM

        So you’re saying Cashman opposed these conracts but consented anyway? Highly unlikely.

        I doubt the Angels GM opposed signing Hamilton and Puljos.

        Cashman is a decent GM but waay overrated.

  7. breastfedted - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Craig is probably creaming his pants at the thought of a steroid user getting back on the field

    • Old Gator - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      Do you never tire of revealing what a complete imbecile you are?

      • paperlions - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        Not likely: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

      • historiophiliac - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        Gee, paper, I just thought you fell on your head.

      • paperlions - Jun 17, 2013 at 6:51 PM

        Hey now, don’t make fun of my being developmentally challenged, that isn’t socially acceptable.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:24 PM

        We really have to work on your smack talk, dude.

  8. 13arod - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Old Gator arod can’t be banned you have to fail 3 drug test to be banned

    • Old Gator - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      I meant for 100 games – for which you need only fail to amuse Bud Light.

  9. nbjays - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Is A-Rod looking for a live pitcher to face? I hear Ian Kennedy isn’t busy for the next ten games…

  10. bbk1000 - Jun 17, 2013 at 6:28 PM

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  11. serbingood - Jun 17, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    What are the odds that he gets hit on the hand/arm and goes all Granderson/Cervelli? Add another 6-8 weeks to rehab.

    • pisano - Jun 18, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      one can only hope.

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