A-Rod cleared to begin running on a treadmill

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Via Bryan Hoch & Ben Walker: Alex Rodriguez was recently cleared to begin running slowly on a treadmill. Obviously full speed is still a ways off. “I was not aware he was coming (to Yankee Stadium yesterday) but he was in the dugout. I talked to him, I hadn’t seen him since last homestand. He said that he’s doing more and more each day. And although it was slow he actually got on a treadmill the other day and he was pretty fired up about that,” said Joe Girardi.

Rodriguez, 37, had his left hip surgery in January and is expected to be out until at least the All-Star break, so he’s still three or so months away from returning to the lineup. Of course no one knows what to expect from A-Rod following his second hip procedure, and who knows what will come from MLB’s investigation into Biogenesis and Anthony Bosch, which has certainly taken a turn for the weird recently. Anyway, the rehab process continues.

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  • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

    If Youkilis keeps playing the way he is playing, I would prefer A-Rod stay on the DL.

    • Laz

      Because there is no other way you can work both Youk and Arod into the lineup at once.

      • jjyank

        I don’t even know why we’d worry about this now. A-Rod can play 3B or DH. Youk and Hafner aren’t exactly models of durability, so let’s get all 3 actually healthy and go from there.

        • Jersey Joe

          This. It doesn’t hurt to have a third baseman with average fielding skills and slightly above average hitting.

  • trr


  • trr

    I’d prefer he be dragged through the streets, staked and screaming

    • jjyank


    • WhittakerWalt

      I’d hate to get on your bad side.

  • Eddard

    Youk’s our guy. If he’s hitting .300 at the ASB there’s no way you can take him out of the lineup. And if Hafner continues to mash you can’t take him out either. ARod would be relegated to the bench and the Yanks need to make that clear to him and then maybe he’ll do what’s best for all parties and retire.

    • The Real Me

      I’d be very pleasantly surprise if Youk was hitting .300 at the ASB. I’d take .285 with a bit of power. And Pronk being healthy be the ASB is even a stretch in my mind, mashing or not.

      • The Real Me

        But even if Youk is healthy and batting .285 – .300 at the ASB, if A-Rod is ready to play, he’ll be worked back into the lineup. That’s one of the few things I will guarantee. If healthy, A-Rod will play somewhere on this team.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Of course.

          I can also guarantee that, if finding playing time for all these guys becomes an actual problem, the New York Yankees are having a good 2013

      • Jersey Joe

        Definitely agree with you on Hafner.

  • Tyler

    I smell a buyout at some point in the next calendar year.

    • Jersey Joe

      Well, you would be counting on the Yankees resigning Youkilis. If he keeps mashing like he is now, I don’t see him resigning next year.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Even though it may possibly be to the detriment of the team, I hope I’ve seen the last of Arod in a Yankee uniform.

    • Jersey Joe

      It’s not to the detriment of the team.

  • Gonzo

    Any truth to the rumor that Bud bugged that treadmill?

    • The Real Me

      I heard he’s got PED sniffers installed on every treadmill A-Rod could possibly use. Every drop of sweat or incidental drop of blood that somehow comes out of his body while he’s working out is captured and analyzed at least 3 times.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      It’s probably an illegal treadmill. Press a button and it gives you a shot of testosterone in your ass.

      • Pasta

        I laughed

  • Jamey

    It’s great that MLB & the BBWAA are still serving as the lone pillar in the crusade of protecting the all important & statistics & relevant records held by their childhood heroes err…I mean fighting dangerous PED’s from taking over their sport & influencing innocent children…yeah that’s the ticket. That’s what this is all about, not that first thing I said. Nope, not at all.

    • Kiko Jones


  • Vern Sneaker

    It’s a long season
    You never know
    I just want to make a contribution
    One game at a time
    A penny saved is lonely

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Dalelama was spotted pulling the plug on the treadmill once Alex hit 8.0 on speed.

  • Magilla Gorilla


    Youkilis 3B/1B
    Rodriguez 3B/SS
    Jeter SS
    Teixeira 1B

  • Robinson Tilapia

    As long as he’s getting paid by the New York Yankees to play baseball for them, I wish him the best in his recovery and hope to see him back soon.

    • dan

      finally, some sense…lets go arod!

  • http://www.nordictrack.com Dan

    Im glad Arod is getting back on the treadmill after his hip surgery. Keep it up arod!