A-Rod to begin rehab assignment on Friday


Update (Aug. 11th): Just as a quick update, the Yankees have confirmed that A-Rod will begin his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Friday. He’ll be the DH in that game before playing a few innings in the field over the weekend.

Original Post (Aug. 10th): Joe Girardi announced during his pregame press conference that Alex Rodriguez is very likely to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday. He’ll serve as the designated hitter, then play the field on Saturday, then who knows after that. A-Rod’s not leaving Florida until he’s ready to be activated, so that means he’ll rehab with High-A Tampa or the Rookie Level GCL Yankees. Eduardo Nunez has been pretty good as the fill-in third baseman, but holy cow will it be nice to have Alex back.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Nick says:

    Any chance with him healthy ::knocks on wood::, he can repeat April??

  2. CP says:

    A-Rod will go on a tear when he gets back and reach 30 HR and 100 RBI for the season. Book it.

  3. J-Rod says:

    He always seems to somehow reach 30 HR and 100 RBI so I wouldn’t be surprised.

    But it’d be awesome

  4. Bronx Byte says:

    More flexability when A-Rod is back. He can play 3rd base and DH. The same with Chavez. One hits RH and the other LH.
    When a game is in hand, Nunez can come in for late innings at 3rd base or SS. Nunez can pinch run or sometimes pinch hit.

  5. Gonzo says:

    Where do you you think A-Rod is taking the kids?

  6. Thomas Tu says:

    I think 17 HRs and 48RBI is very doable if he can stay healthy/strong and keeping doing what he does best, flick balls 400 feet to oppo field with his wrists.

  7. Avi says:

    What’s the lineup gonna be when Arod gets back? If Cano is batting 6th and Jeter 2nd I might just start breaking stuff around the house.

  8. nick says:

    Gardner will drop down to 9th, lets just all come to terms with it.

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      Why not:
      LF Gardner
      SS Jeter
      1B Teix
      3B ARod
      2B Cano
      CF Grandy
      RF Swish
      DH Chavez/Jones/Montero(if he ever gets the call up)
      C Maritn

      if Jesus ever gets called up it would be kind of unfair to stick him in the middle of the line-up right away anyway and expect production, so sticking him 8th puts no pressure on him, and I honestly think this would be the best line up. Granderson hitting 6th kinda sucks, but I don’t think we want Jeter down there anyway, and he definitely wouldn’t like a move sending him down to 7-9.

      • David, Jr. says:

        I like this. However, the biggest improvement that they could make in the lineup is something that is rarely discussed. That would be to have Cano bat 3rd and Tex bat 5th. This would still have plenty of protection for ARod. Cano would be ideal at 3rd, because he makes contact, which is what you want with somebody like Gardner on base creating havoc in the infield. I could see Cano hitting .325 if they went that way. It won’t happen, because The Binder doesn’t think that way. To him, dropping Tex would be some kind of an insult, like they would be taking his job away or something.

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