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The New York Yankees may not only be stuck with Alex Rodriguez and his massive contract, but they may on the hook for the next five years with a player who may have a surgically repaired damaged hip so bad that he is never even going to be a shell of his former self ever again.
So much for trading A-Rod to any team before his contract expires. Yankees fans can cross that one off of their list.
Rodriguez had surgery to repair his right hip, but New York is concerned that it is still not quite right, and that it simply never will be. According to sources close to the team, the Yankees fear that Rodriguez’s hip injury is going to be a grave concern going forward, and possibly throughout the rest of his playing career, however long that may be with this latest issue.
According to the New York Post, A-Rod recently visited Dr. Marc Philippon after experiencing tightness in the hip. ”It’s an issue,” the person told the Post. “A big issue.”
The that is a problem for the Yankees. A big problem.
General manager Brian Cashman said that A-Rod is always going to have hip issues with which he will have to learn how to deal. It just doesn’t seem as if he will ever be the same, and his numbers seem to decline with each passing season.
As do his number of games played and chances of the Yankees winning the World Series.
The only numbers not in decline are the ones on Rodriguez’s checks. They remain astronomically outrageous.
A-Rod had hip surgery prior to the 2009 season, which was the last time the Yankees won the World Series. That cost him the first month of the season, although it was not a bad thing in the end. It was believed that Rodriguez would have another surgery on his hip following that season, but Phillipon said everything looked well and that another operation would not be necessary.
Unfortunately, that may no longer be the case, as a second procedure may now be inevitable. What it will mean for Rodriguez and the Yankees will remain to be seen.
But whether he plays or doesn’t play, or whether he ever returns to his former self, the Yankees are stuck paying Rodriguez $114 million through the 2017 MLB season. Her will be 42 at that point, and may barely be able to walk or run, let alone hit 30 home runs for the Yankees in helping them in the postseason.
So much for that investment.
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