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Alex Rodriguez says he feels great and his relationship with the New York Yankees is fine.
Rodriguez didn't indicate when he will start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment or rejoin the big league team, saying Saturday he "can't wait to get back."
"So far, no issues," Rodriguez said. "I'm just working really hard. I'm having fun. It's exciting to be back on the field."
The All-Star third baseman is taking at-bats at the Yankees' minor league complex as he comes back from hip surgery in January. He also is fielding grounders, running the bases and doing sliding drills.
"I feel like my swing is definitely getting back to form," Rodriguez said. "(Defensively) moving better the last few days. Everything is coming along."
His rehabilitation became a point of contention in the past week.
Rodriguez posted Tuesday evening on Twitter that his hip surgeon had cleared him to play in rehab games, an announcement that angered general manager Brian Cashman because Rodriguez has not been given the go-ahead by team doctors.
When asked if everything is OK with the Yankees, Rodriguez said "absolutely."
"Ready to get back on the field," Rodriguez said. "All good."
Yankees captain Derek Jeter took five simulated at-bats, which included a swinging strikeout and line drive single to right off 20-year old Cuban left-hander Omar Luis.
The shortstop ran four times first to third and four times from third to first on the grass just behind the infield dirt.
Eduardo Nunez, who strained a muscle on his left side while filling in for Jeter, is set to play in his third minor league game Sunday with Class A Tampa.
BEST OF MAXIM
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is acting up again, and as a fan I don’t appreciate his antics.
A-Rod is not exactly the poster boy for good judgment off the baseball field. But considering the current state of the Yankees offense, A-Rod could be a little more selfless about his health.
Here is a timeline of A-Rod’s latest public antics that are messing with Yankee...
TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is set to play Tuesday night in his first minor league game on a rehabilitation assignment.
Rodriguez said he felt fine and was eager to get going.
“Awesome,” he said Monday at the Yankees’ spring training complex. “I’m really excited.”
Rodriguez said he didn’t have a timetable for rejoining the Yankees....
Alex Rodriguez, following a week of controversy and headlines, will finally begin his rehab assignment after being cleared by doctors authorized by the New York Yankees.
A-Rod will play in a minimum of three innings at third base on Tuesday for Single-A Charleston, according to beat writer Bryan Hoch. Rodriguez will work his way up to playing a full nine innings over the course of...
And so the war continues…
The New York Daily News has reported a bombshell revelation in the ongoing Arod vs the Yankees saga. A source close to the situation had let it be known that Arod and his group of advisers are so worried that MLB will hand down a lengthy suspension on Arod for his Biogenesis ties that they have sped up the timetable for his return from injury.
ONE WAY OF PUTTING IT
With the relationship between the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez becoming more and more strained, a Yankees insider referring to his behavior as "bizarre" won't help.
The New York Yankees have cleared third baseman Alex Rodriguez to begin his minor league rehab assignment, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Yankees announce A-Rod will begin rehab assignment tomorrow with Class-A Charleston. Scheduled to play min. of 3 innings at 3B.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 1, 2013
Hoch notes that Rodriguez will begin his assignment tomorrow...
Facebook can be entertaining, particularly when they’re either hacked or fake. In this particular occasion, there is a fake Facebook Alex Rodriguez page floating around looking to make July 3 “National Pray for A-Rod Day”. The fake Facebook page is calling for a day designated for everyone to send prayers up for A-Rod because his feelings are “hurt deeply” after being trashed...
If you had to guess based on the recent exchange between Brian Cashman and Alex Rodriguez, you would probably assume the New York Yankees want nothing to do with him. You might be right with that assumption, but Randy Levine says you're wrong. The Yankees' team president assured Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York over the weekend that they want Rodriguez back.
Now it's official: The beleaguered Alex Rodriguez is set to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment.
The New York Yankees announced Monday that Rodriguez - who has yet to play this season after undergoing left hip surgery - will report Tuesday to the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class-A South Atlantic League.
Rodriguez sparked controversy last week, when he tweeted that...
It’s something most sports guys do several times in their life, they engage in a conversation about the “greatest”. An informed individual respects history and it’s greatest figures as they try to build their All-Time lineup. In baseball, you have to consider Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, and Babe Ruth to make your discussion relevant. Eventually though, you would get...
The Yankees are in need of a third baseman since Alex Rodriguez is hurt and facing a possible suspension. While the Yankees have faced injuries to Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter, they still have found a way to remain in contention. To be honest, I can't believe it and neither can many reporters throughout the league.
The Yankees, according...
Let’s me get right to the point, the New York Yankees need some help now!
New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
GM Brian Cashman has to make a trade for a legitimate hitter ASAP, or else this team’s 2013 season is as good as over.
Yes, wounded players like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson are slowly getting healthy, but regrettably Father Time is...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer The instructions were so simple it makes you wonder what part of ''just shut ... up'' Alex Rodriguez didn't understand.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman's directive the other day was calibrated for maximum effect, sure. He knew exactly what he was doing. It's why he tucked a profanity in the middle.
I'm usually upset when I have to miss a weekday Yankee game. Yesterday, however, as I checked my phone while I sat waiting to see my doctor, I realized that missing this particular game was a good thing. The result was far from surprising. Derek Holland might have pitched a complete game shutout even if the Yankees' A lineup had faced him.That A lineup is still very far...
Derek Jeter has joined teammate Alex Rodriguez in hitting against minor league pitching.
Coming back from a broken left ankle, Jeter had an opposite-field single to right in six at-bats Friday against a minor league right-hander. The Yankees captain said it was his second day of facing live pitching.
Rodriguez, who had hip surgery in January, had two doubles and a single in five...