Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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The New York Yankees got some bad news in the midst of winter meetings that are designed to normally improve a team for the next year.  Their All-Star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, will likely miss time at the start of the 2013 season because of a lingering hip issue he was battling toward the end of the 2012 season.  According to Joel Sherman of the New York post, Alex Rodriguez was playing with a tear in his previously repaired hip.  He will need additional surgery. Hear exclusively Alex Rodriguez was playing with re-tear in surgically repaired hip Likely going for another surgery #Yankees (cont) — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 3, 2012 A-Rod will miss at least piece of '13. Hope is surgery will allow for successful player again for #Yankees — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 3, 2012 Rodriguez had a poor year in 2012 and missed time due to a broken hand.  Now, it seems part of his performance issues could have been from the re-tear.  The Yankees hope he will return to form after this surgery.  Unfortunately, it will cost him some time and New York will have to find a third baseman to replace him in the mean time.  Rodriguez hit just .272/.353/.430 with 18 home runs this past season.  He only played in 122 games. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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