A-Rod could miss WBC with hip injury


Well, at least A-Rod has finally made a baseball-related headline. Jack Curry of the Times reports that the third baseman will meet with a hip specialist in Colorado on Wednesday. Furthermore, the Yankees’ medical staff found a cyst when examining Rodriguez on Saturday. This will almost certainly keep him out of the WBC, as the team doesn’t want him risking a serious injury.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled open thread.

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  1. Joe B. says:

    *Waits for the steroids/cyst comments*

  2. Moshe Mandel says:

    He’s trying to show up Jeter- “I dont need your stupid WBC.”

  3. steve (different one) says:

    if this was steroid related, wouldn’t the team keep it under wraps?

    they didn’t HAVE to announce that he had a cyst, just that he was seeing a hip specialist.

  4. John says:

    is a cyst harmful? how do you treat it?

  5. “The WBC is bad because it exposes players to injury” firestorm in 3… 2… 1…

  6. iYankees says:

    Keith Olbermann just “broke” the news on his show and I think he implicitly linked the injury to steroid use.

  7. The Evil Empire says:

    So is there a chance A-Rod might not be ready for opening day?

  8. If he has a procedure to remove said cyst and that helps his play would it be considered a “Performance enhancing procedure” and if so, does that mean a 50 game suspension? This IS A-Rod!

  9. iYankees says:

    Apparently, it doesn’t hinder his functionality.

    Here’s the press release from the Yankees:;c_id=nyy

  10. John says:

    i should go up to vail to support A-rod tomorrow

    is it just me or does this seem to be PeteAbe’s fault?

    • Shamus says:

      Pete Abe takes any chance he can get to fire a shot off at A-Rod.

      Or Girardi for tht matter.

      I hate that fat slob… But I do enjoy the info he relates on his blog.

      • Memo says:

        Yeah, he’s good at compiling info in one place because you sure as hell don’t go to his blog for analysis. He’s horrible.

  11. Aaron says:

    Awfully convenient timing. This will only provide more fodder for the idiots I have to live around (I’m just outside of Boston).

  12. Artist formerly known as 'The' Steve says:

    Didn’t the Mitchell Report say Clemens had a cyst on his butt?



    I’m just gonna leave that ol’ hanging curve ball riiiight there.

  13. Ryan S. says:

    Its not really a cyst.

    Its a third ear.

  14. GG says:

    I would love to see a pole of Yankees fans about what they thought A-Rod was on in 2007 steroids, hgh, both or nothing. He probablly does something really crazy rare and expensive but I think hgh would make him too big so I doubt he takes it even though he could get away with it.

    • steve (different one) says:

      if A-Rod was on something in 2007, it probably means that half of baseball is still juicing since it would mean that there are steroids that the tests don’t pick up.

      and if there is a way to cheat and get away with it, you can bet that lots of ballplayers are doing it.

      that said, i have no idea.

    • Drew says:

      He was on nothing. Really crazy and rare? HGH will make him too big?? come on guy

  15. Artist formerly known as 'The' Steve says:

    As we all know, nobody ever had cysts before people starting using Steroids. Non existent. Just didn’t happen. Ever.

    As a matter of fact, I believe the CDC has a report out saying its impossible to form cysts anywhere in the body WITHOUT steroids being present.

  16. John says:

    I actually found this online somewhere:

    ” If cysts become infected or grow to a bothersome size, health care providers can remove them or prescribe treatment with steroids or antibiotics.”

  17. billbybob says:

    Lets hope that A-Rod doesn’t pull any Kobe-like manuevers while in Vail.

  18. Rich says:

    Good. The timing of the WBC is ridiculous. So A-Rod missing it is a plus.

    • Reggie C. says:

      But this stupid little cyst could cause A-rod to miss live game action. How could A_rod get ready for the regular season by not facing live game action?? He can’t.

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