The more I think about this weekend’s A-Rod injury flap, the more I wonder how the Yankees could get this one so wrong. Just two months removed from a major labrum procedure, Joe Girardi penciled A-Rod into the lineup for 38 straight games. He played the field for 36 of them and DH’d during the other two. As A-Rod slumped his way through June, it became clear that the Yanks needed to get him a rest. They did on Friday and Saturday, and he appeared stronger on Sunday.
Today, Bryan Hoch reports that the Yanks will rest A-Rod one day a week through the All Star Break. After the July vacation, the team and Dr. Marc Philippon, A-Rod’s surgeon, will assess this situation. Over the weekend, I questioned the way the Yankees handled A-Rod. This decision is definitely a step in the right direction.