Found July 17, 2013 on NESN.com:
Get ready, baseball fans. Alex Rodriguez‘s triumphant return is almost upon us. Rodriguez told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday that he plans to be in the Yankees lineup Monday against his former team, the Rangers, in Texas. The 37-year-old has not seen major league action since undergoing hip surgery this past offseason. Since returning to the diamond, A-Rod has gone 5-for-28 with one home run and six strikeouts while climbing through the ranks of the Bombers’ minor league system. He is expected to begin his final rehab stint with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday. Though he would not confirm the his return, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that Monday is the desired target date to have Rodriguez back in the lineup. “That’s the hope,” Cashman told ESPN.com’s Andrew Marchand. “We’ll see through the weekend. We started the 20-day rehab and once we felt he could complete the 20 days and be available to us in Texas. So let’s get through the weekend an...
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