A-Rod will rehab in New York, won’t be in camp with Yankees


Joe Girardi just told reporters that Alex Rodriguez will not be in camp with the Yankees this spring. He just got off crutches and will continue rehabbing from his left hip surgery in New York. The skipper did not say whether plans could change later in camp. “This club is used to having what people might call distractions,” said Girardi. “There really isn’t a lot to talk about … My concern is to get him healthy.”

It does seem pretty obvious that keeping A-Rod in New York is as much about avoiding a potential distraction following the latest round of performance-enhancing drug allegations as it is continuing his rehab. The hip injury gives them an easy cover. Either way, no A-Rod in camp means that much time will be spent discussing baseball. Hooray for that.


  1. chris says:

    And when the team comes north….they can send him to Florida. Keep him far far away!

  2. JB in Manhattan says:

    How long before there’s a Daily News or NY Post picture with him and a blond at a club?

  3. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I picture him sitting on the world’s plushest couches, overlooking the Hudson, and ordering A LOT off of GrubHub. Maybe even Seamless.

  4. JohnC says:

    Reporters are probably cursing yanks out now. “DAMM! Its no fun having to only talk about baseball!!. We want some controversy dammit!!”

  5. I am not the droids you're looking for... says:

    Rumors that he is looking to rent at 15CPW again.

  6. Mike says:

    Loved Hogan in 87 … BEAST !!

  7. Jim Is Bored says:

    Where’s dalelama?

  8. Stevis says:

    is he really that stupid to do illegal substances, after the first debacle??? Pretty friggin crazy

  9. Manny's BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte's Fibula) says:

    Having Arod around is like having Herpes. Impossible to get rid of and just when you think it’s laying low and is dormant, it jumps to life and fucks everything up.

  10. MikeG says:

    Best move this offseason

  11. Pat D says:

    Does this mean they’ll relocate ARod to Tampa once the season starts so he’s conveniently out of the way again?

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