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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who has been out the entire season, starting taking ground balls in Florida. It is a step in the right direction in his return to on field action.
As reported by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com,
"Girardi said that the fact Rodriguez has advanced to taking ground balls
at third base does not indicate he is likely to return sooner than
"I think it's different, taking ground balls and playing in a game,"
Girardi said. "It's ground balls right at you. And the swinging, the
violence in the swing. There's a lot that has to happen. There's a lot
Rodriguez, who has 647 home runs, 1950 runs batted in, and a .300 average, is not expected back in the Yankees lineup until after the All-Star break.
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