Dr. Marc Philippon laid out the plan in March. Instead of having a complicated hip procedure that would keep him out until at least July, Alex Rodriguez would undergo a less severe surgery which would allow his return in early- to mid-May. Then, after the season, he’d undergo a second procedure to finish the job. Yet as the season went along, Philippon sounded more confident that A-Rod would not need a second surgery. Today, via ESPN Radio’s Andrew Marchand, we learn that a second surgery will not be necessary. This is the final word, it appears, so Alex will continue his normal workouts. This is obviously good news. Would he even be ready for Spring Training if he needed another surgery this month?