Jul 16, 2013, 10:47 AM EST
Alex Rodriguez played his ninth minor-league rehab game yesterday at Double-A and hit his first homer, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs as he comes back from hip surgery.
And then afterward Rodriguez gave all sorts of optimistic quotes to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger, saying it was “by far the best I’ve felt and played” and “today we checked a lot of boxes.”
Asked about his return timetable, Rodriguez declared himself “about six days away” from coming off the disabled list and rejoining the Yankees, which coincides with the date his rehab stint would reach the maximum length.
Overall in nine rehab games he’s 5-for-25 (.200) with one homer, one double, and a 7/1 K/BB ratio, so Rodriguez hasn’t exactly been tearing it up in the minors.
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