A-Rod playing through a sore right knee

Sabathia dominates Rockies as bats come alive
Game 76: Old Timers' Day

Last week it was a left shoulder problem, this week it’s the right knee. Brian Heyman reported yesterday that Alex Rodriguez is battling through a sore knee he originally suffered during the Cubs series. “I think there are some injuries that you can play through and some you can’t,” said Alex. “This is one I feel I can play through. I met with my doctors and they pretty much assured me that it’s something you’re not going to reaggravate. It’s getting better each day.”

A-Rod was noticeably sluggish around the bases yesterday, and he’s been lifted for pinch-runners and defensive replacements regularly over the last few days. If the knee is bothering him at the plate, he sure has done a good job of hiding it; Alex was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk yesterday, and he’s hitting .354/.448/.620 since the final day of May.

Sabathia dominates Rockies as bats come alive
Game 76: Old Timers' Day
  • Skip

    And to think that his numbers would be even more absurd if he hadn’t missed a couple of home runs this past week a foot or 2, i.e. Wrigley Field.

    While looking up info for today’s Old Timer’s Game, I found an article written about ARod by Jack Curry. Good stuff.


    • ArchStanton

      That was a good article. Thanks for posting that. Always nice to see another side of A-Rod beyond the usual drivel reported.

  • James

    Saw this on espn.com/newyork last night originally under the headling “ARod Has Bum Knee” making it sound as if he needed a knee replaced… noticed Mike hadn’t reported on it here, and then didn’t even bother reading the article because i knew ESPN was just trying to sensationalize a bruise or something minor.

  • ecks

    2 great stretches of hitting sandwiching a horrendous one. Damn, if only he hadn’t injured that oblique (iirc?) a few weeks ago…

    That said, he’s already nearly matched his fWAR output from a year ago, in nearly half the games. Hope he can keep this up.

  • first time lawng time

    He’s being a man about it. That’s what I like to see.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7


    • Adam Parker

      What are you trying to imply?

  • gargoyle

    Props to ARod for scoring on that short sac fly by Swisher in the 3rd.

  • Monteroisdinero

    There are going to be alot of stories like this for ARod and Jeter these next 3-5 years. It will be a challenge staying healthy. An inexpensive, healthy and adequate backup like Nunez is a valuable piece.

  • JMK

    Jason Heyward is not impressed.

  • CMP

    Every time A-Rod gets hot it seems that he gets hurt. It sure sucks getting old. Glad to see he can play through this injury and try to keep his hot streak going.