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There will still be many firsts since surgery for Alex Rodriguez. This marks one of them. On Saturday the veteran slugger ran the bases at the New York Yankees' facility down in Tampa Bay for the first time since his hip surgery. It was a positive step for Rodriguez, but the team still ins't exactly sure when he will return.
According to Andy McCullough of the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Rodriguez ran the bases at 75 percent effort over the weekend. He will increase the level of effort as he continues to test his surgically repaired hip. The plan for Rodriguez's progression in rehab has not yet been made available to the public. That could be in part due to the possibility that the Yankees don't know what his next steps are yet either. Regardless, yesterday was a step in the right direction.
Rodriguez had hip surgery back in March. There were questions about whether he would be able to return to baseball at all. This will be his second hip surgery in three years, and amidst all the rumors about his connection to the Biogenesis scandal, some thought it would be the perfect time for him to bow out. That doesn't look like it's going to happen, though.
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Rodriguez struggled in his last two year. He combined to hit just two more home runs in 2011 and 2012 than he hit overall in 2010. Rodriguez hit .272/.353/.430 last season. That's a far cry from his seasons with monster MVP-type numbers. Then in the postseason, the hip issue really held him back and Rodriguez was almost non-existent.
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