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.