Update 5:22 p.m.: The tireless AP checked in from Florida one last time, and A-Rod is heading to Baltimore to meet the Yanks. The Post reported today that A-Rod will definitely be activated tomorrow, but the Yankees confirmed this news a few minutes ago. A-Rod, out since mid-March with a hip injury, played just three innings today in Extended Spring Training and then thanked the Tampa support staff after the game. His return will be welcome indeed. (I do wonder though why he couldn’t have made it to New York in time for tonight’s
rain out game.)
In other rehab news, Chien-Ming Wang threw 72 pitches over five scoreless innings today. His sinker was sinking, according to Billy Connors. Wang hopes to make two or three more starts before returning to the Bronx. That would put his return sometime around the May 29-31 series in Cleveland.