Alex Rodriguez says he'll be back on a Major League diamond soon , but for now, the New York Yankees' exorbitantly paid third baseman is still rehabbing with the Double-A Trenton Thunder.
More specifically, A-Rod is working to get back in a groove in Reading, Pa., where the Thunder will wrap up a three-game set with the Reading Phillies Wednesday afternoon.
A big league player -- even a big league star -- making a few rehab starts in the minors isn't exactly out of the ordinary. But the buzz surrounding A-Rod's comeback has as much or more to do with who's looking out for him while he's in town as it does with how he's performing.
Enter Gene Snitsky , a 6-foot-8, 300-pound former WWE wrestler who was hired by the Reading Phillies to be one member of Rodriguez's five-man security detail while he's in Reading.
The motley crew also includes an athletic director, a principal, a teacher and a Harley-Davidson dealer, and for three days now, they've been assigned the role of A-Rod's sh...