Third baseman Alex Rodriguez will rejoin the New York Yankees on Monday in Texas, team president Randy Levine has confirmed to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
"If he's ready to come back, and he's healthy, he'll be back Monday night," Levine told Nightengale. "We need Alex Rodriguez. We need a right-handed bat. We need a third baseman. He's the best third baseman we've got. And if he's hot, he can carry us."
Rodriguez, 37, has been playing rehab games with the team's Triple-A affiliate. He's expected to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday. His 20-day rehab limit ends Sunday.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated that the timetable for Rodriguez's return has gone according to plan.
"We started the 20-day rehab and we felt he could complete the 20 days and be available to us in Texas," Cashman told ESPN.com. "So let's get through the weekend and see where he is at and see if he is major-league able."
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