A-Rod was “a little tentative” during last night rehab game

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Alex Rodriguez played the field in a game for the first time since having surgery on his right knee last night, and he told Mike Mazzeo that there was a little apprehension on his part. “I was a little tentative. A little hesitant,” said A-Rod. “That’s something that comes with time and repetition. This was only my third game out there. I had the same experience coming off my hip injury in 2009, and those last few hurdles are more mental than physical.” There’s nothing unusual here, that little bit of apprehension if pretty normal when coming back from an injury. You don’t have to be a baseball player to know that.

A-Rod joked about not feeling 100% for the last 15 years when reporters saw the big ice pack around his knee after the game, but he did say flat out “there’s no soreness.” He’s been getting ice twice a day now as part of his regular treatment. Anyway, Alex told Jim Baumbach that he’s going to “try to ramp it up” tonight and get four at-bats, which likely means a eight or nine innings in the field. If all goes well, maybe we’ll see him tomorrow in Minnesota.

Update: Via Bryan Hoch, the Yankees are planning to bring Alex Rodriguez to Minnesota, but they might not activate him on Thursday. Sounds like they might give him a day off before adding him to the active roster again.

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  • MannyB ace2be

    What a baby…

    • Tyrone Sharpton

      Amen brotha. This guy is useless for the team and gets overpaid too much. Sign Albert Belle or Mo Vaughn, true men.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        He’s no Bill Mueller.

        • Will (the other one)

          Cowboy the f*** up.

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

    I wonder if they’ll give him one more game after tonight. They originally said they wanted him to play two full nine-inning games in the field before he was activated, although they cut it short at six innings yesterday. Does Scranton have a game on Thursday?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I don’t think Scranton has a day off the rest of the season.

  • Mike Myers

    Is it true they boooed him at the game last night?

    • Gonzo

      Are you sure they weren’t saying Boourns?

      • Hans Moleman

        I was saying boourns.

        • Guest

          Golf clap.

  • teddy

    BryanHoch Bryan Hoch
    Yankees still plan to bring A-Rod to Minnesota, but may not activate him Thursday

  • Tom Zig

    No rush, A-Rod. Just come back when you’re healthy.

  • MannyB ace2be

    Yea they booed him when he couldn’t handle two pop ups because he was afraid it would damage his new manicure

    • steve (different one)

      don’t quit your day job

    • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

      And he ran after both of them like a girl. All he was missing was some lipstick and his purse.