A-Rod heading to Tampa on Monday

It's only one game
WPA chart of yesterday's game

Good news for the Yanks courtesy of Bryan Hoch: Alex Rodriguez will be arriving at the Yanks’ facility in Tampa on Monday to ramp up baseball activities. A-Rod underwent surgery on March 9 to temporarily repair a torn labrum in his right hip, and in a text message exchange with Joe Girardi yesterday, A-Rod said he was feeling good. In fact, he was spied riding a stationary bike while watching the game yesterday. The Yankees, meanwhile, are holding true to their May 15 expected return date for A-Rod, but the whispers of a late April or early May return continue to grow louder. That day can’t come soon enough.

It's only one game
WPA chart of yesterday's game
  • JohnC

    I’m betting that he makes his return in that 2 game series against Boston at the Stadium May 4-5.

    • yankeefan91 arod fan

      john i totally agree on that i have a feeling that well see arod in that series.

  • A.D.

    Main thing is that everything is progressing nicely. A-Rod will really solidify this lineup, and looks like Matsui could have a monster year hitting behind him.

  • jsbrendog

    let’s hope when he comes back that baltimore and toronto aren’t still in 1st place!!1!1!!!1!11! hahahaha

    • A.D.

      Well I’ll take the Yanks being 1 game out, even if its in 5th place.

  • Rich

    A-Rod’s MVP seasons: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009…

    • anonymous

      Jeter is this years MVP.

  • jon

    I hope arod missing this april will finally make people realize hes the best player on our team and we need him

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Fat chance.

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

      Jon, ARod missing this April just because he’s injured just shows me that he’s selfish and puts his own health before the best interests of the team.

      He’s an evil fascist baby raper.

      • Drew

        So true.

    • anonymous

      Didnt he sit out all of May last year? Yeh..

  • Drew

    Can’t wait till he’s back! It’s only been one game, but as in life and in baseball, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. He’s the best damn player on the universe! Go Alex!

  • Infamous

    Arod cant come back soon enough. He just makes this line up so much more powerful.

    Jeter
    Damon
    Tex
    Arod
    Matsui
    Posada
    Nady
    Cano
    Gardner

    When you have Cano batting 8th, where I think on most teams he would be batting 3rd, thats a pretty solid lineup

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

      That would be the most fearsome non-Bernie Williams-lineup we’ve had in decades.

  • donttradecano

    Wait arod was watching the game? I thought he was all about himself?

    • usty

      No no, you’re confused. A-Rod was the one who was so self-obsessed with baseball that he had the gall to question Cap’n Jeets on why he didn’t order MLB Extra Innings to watch all the baseball games.