Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said he expects a big 2013 even though he is having hip surgery in mid-January. Rodriguez reportedly could miss up to half the season because of the surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. The Yankees said the recovery time is four to six months. Though he would not offer his own target date to return, Rodriguez told the New York Post he is optimistic about the coming season while handing out toys at a Boys & Girls Club in Miami on Saturday. "Look, we've read this script and seen this movie before, and hopefully it has the same ending (as 2009)," he said. "In '09, I remember, when I went down, a lot of people counted us out, and we had a pretty tough April. But sometime around May, the magic started, and it just got better and better." Rodriguez had right hip surgery that year and the Yankees won their last World Series. He did admit that it was "a crushing blow" when he recently found out he needed the surgery to ...
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