According to Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman, tt appears that Alex Rodriguez is nearing the end of his rehab assignment and will be back in the lineup on Monday against the Texas Rangers.
As reported by Byran Hoch of MLB.com,
"Rodriguez is currently playing with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
and hit a two-run homer on Thursday against Louisville. Yankees general
manager Brian Cashman said that the club's best-case scenario is to have
Rodriguez playing third base on Monday."
""He's due to DH on Sunday [at Triple-A]. If he gets through the
weekend fine, and he responds to the DH fine and flying from Scranton to
join us in Texas, all that is fine and he's like, 'I'm ready to go,'
[then] he's in there," Cashman said."
It's possible that A-Rod's return could be Tuesday, but getting him back as soon as possible would be ideal considering the poor play of the Yankees' third basemen this season. Kevin Youkilis, David Adams, Jayson Nix, Chris Nelson and Luis Cruz have combined for only 4 home runs and 24 runs batted in while manning the hot corner for the Yankees this season.
The future Hall of Famer is a 3 time MVP, 14 time All-Star and lead the league in home runs 5 times. But he has struggled to only 34 home runs in 221 games over the last two seasons. For his career he has 647 home runs and 1,950 rbi's in 9,662 at bats.