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

Requiem for an Offseason
Notes from Joe Girardi's start-of-camp press conference

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.

Requiem for an Offseason
Notes from Joe Girardi's start-of-camp press conference
  • chris

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

    • MannyGeee

      You’re not far off. The team will fly into JFK and simultaneously fly A-Rod out of Newark…

  • JB in Manhattan

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      …and the blonde will have arms like Hulk Hogan in ’87.

      • MannyGeee

        And he won’t be using his crutches… the chick will just be carrying him around. YUUUUUGE ARMS!!!!

      • Pat D

        Still one of the most amazing moments in wrestling:


  • Robinson Tilapia

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

  • JohnC

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

  • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

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

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Trump Place, Alex. Trump Place. I have a regular playdate there.

  • Mike

    Loved Hogan in 87 … BEAST !!

    • MannyGeee

      Plot twist: A-Rod starts dating Brooke Hogan. Hulk disapproves.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Alex Rodriguez is Bubba Ray Dudley?

        • http://www.thewallbreakers.com Scully

          ALEX! GET THE SUN TAN OIL!!!!!

  • Jim Is Bored

    Where’s dalelama?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Scoping out rehab centers in the city and wearing his Sunday best?

  • Stevis

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

  • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

    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.

    • Herby

      Do I want to know how you know that?

  • MikeG

    Best move this offseason

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      I hate the amount of enjoyment I got from that comment…

    • trr

      Best comment of the off-season!

  • Pat D

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