A-Rod could miss WBC with hip injury

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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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  • Joe B.

    *Waits for the steroids/cyst comments*

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

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

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He wants to get back into Yankees camp so he make sure he beats out Angel Berroa for the starting 3B job.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Nice piece on Cano today, Moshe. Really enjoyed it, and you obviously put a lot of work into it.

      • steve (different one)

        agreed. just read it, really good stuff.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Thanks. It has been rolling around in my mind for a while now, and I finally found a few minutes to put it together.

  • steve (different one)

    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.

  • John

    is a cyst harmful? how do you treat it?

    • anonymous

      I think they cut them out.

    • Expired Milk

      If you’re me a drunken night usually “cures” them

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

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

    • 27 this year

      1/2…1/4…1/8…

      • 27 this year

        30 min and counting.

  • http://thebronxzoo.wordpress.com iYankees

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

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Silly. Everybody knows he’s using HGH now, not steroids.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      I LOVE Keith Olbermann, but come on…

  • The Evil Empire

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

    • John

      hopefully…mo willing

      • John

        let me rephrase: hopefully he IS ready

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    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!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Local anesthesia and a scalpel are both “perfromance enhancing substances”.

      • John

        as are contacts, glasses, and LASIK

      • Chris

        More appropriately, cortisone is a steroid and a performance enhancing drug, yet is routinely injected to allow players to overcome injuries and remain in the lineup.

  • http://thebronxzoo.wordpress.com iYankees

    Apparently, it doesn’t hinder his functionality.

    Here’s the press release from the Yankees:
    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

  • John

    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

      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

        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.

  • http://everythingbaseball.wordpress.com Aaron

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

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

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

    Uhhh-huh.

    Yyyyyyep.

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

    • 27 this year

      someone on steroids will smack it out of the park.

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Cysts are so ridiculously common that its just absurd that all the amateur MDs are going to go run with this, as if they know what they’re talking about.

      • steve (different one)

        is an abscess the same as a cyst? i think that’s what Clemens had.

        i know you were joking, but i’m genuinely curious.

        • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          It was an abscess.

          • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

            Damn. Ruins my bit.

  • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

    Its not really a cyst.

    Its a third ear.

  • GG

    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)

      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

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

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    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.

  • John

    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.”

    • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

      I could see the headlines now:

      A-ROD CONTINUES TO OPENLY USE STEROIDS.

      • John

        A-ROID FINDS EXCUSE TO JUICE AGAIN

  • billbybob

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

    • Memo

      Well, I’m thinking he would get less hate from the media if he did compared to what he is currently guilty of.

      • J

        I hope Yanks have insurance on the $275 mil. Me guessing, it will be Cody Ransom @ 3B for 2009

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Your guessing sucks.

  • Rich

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

    • Reggie C.

      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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