While the Yankees won’t officially confirm it yet, Jon Heyman reports that A-Rod will be back a week earlier than expected. The Yanks’ slugger underwent hip surgery on March 9, and while the Yanks originally pegged May 15 as his return date, Rodriguez has responded very well to treatment and rehab. He could begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week and would see Major League game action by the end of next week. It can’t come soon enough for a team in need of a big bat in the middle of their lineup.
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