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This is unexpected. Alex Rodriguez's rehab has gone so well that the veteran slugger may be able to start playing rehab games after the All-Star break. He has just recently started running the bases, but he is progressing quickly. That's a good sign for him - and it should be a good sign for the New York Yankees depending on your perspective.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says Rodriguez is making "fantastic" progress. He says Rodriguez's recovery has been so strong that a person within the Yankees organization says A-Rod might even beat everyone else back from the DL. This presumably would include Derek Jeter. In fact, Heyman says one Yankees' executive says Rodriguez is clearly ahead of Jeter in recovery. If that's true, it would be one of the more surprising developments for the 38-year old.
Rodriguez, of course, has more than just rehab on his plate. He has MLB investigators breathing down his neck for his ties to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami. Rodriguez has denied any involvement with the clinic's founder Tony Bosch and has gone as far as saying the whole thing was a conspiracy against him. What will come of the investigation remains to be seen, but Yankees fans and baseball fans alike better prepare themselves. Alex Rodriguez is coming back soon.
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Rodriguez suffered his hip injury sometime late last year. He had missed time due to a fractured hand, but the hip injury was not revealed until after the season. Rodriguez's injury, a hip impingement requiring surgery, sapped much of his power and rendered him useless during the postseason. The Yankees were eventually bounced during the ALCS after Derek Jeter fractured his ankle.
Rodriguez's track record is spotty at best, but it will be interesting to see what he has left. He has not played in more than 138 games since 2007. In his last two seasons, Rodriguez has combined to hit just 32 home runs. Does he have anything left in the tank? We will see soon enough it seems.
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