A-Rod goes hitless in first minor league rehab game

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In his first minor league rehab game with Low-A Charleston, Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-2 while playing three innings at third base as scheduled. He hit into a 5-4-3 double play and struck out looking. The other team tested Alex with two bunts, one he fielded cleanly while not having a chance on the other according to Bob Nightengale and Dan Martin. They were the only defensive plays he had to make.

A-Rod‘s 20-day rehab window expires on Monday, July 22nd, and he told Pete Iacobelli that he believe he’ll need all 20 days before rejoining the team. That’s not surprising, they’re going to ease him back in and he needs basically a full Spring Training. Alex said he will play for the River Dogs again tomorrow night before joining High-A Tampa on Thursday. It’s been raining for days in Florida, which is why he had to start his rehab in Charleston.

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  • Pseudoyanks

    He better be buying these kids lobster tails and shrimp cocktail.

    • Pseudoyanks

      Fried chicken dinner = He’s a Dick.
      Just saying.

      • Preston

        Just what we need, A-Rod taking out a team full of 20 yo kids and buying them champagne, cigars and playing high stakes poker all night.

        • Pseudoyanks

          No strippers?

  • forensic

    Can’t even hit Low-A pitching???

    Just retire already…

    • WhittakerWalt

      Yup, two ABs is enough to evaluate him going forward.

  • trr

    I guess every at bat is to be analyzed….

  • Slu

    I can only imagine the garbage Pete Abraham would be writing if he still covered the Yanks. His anti-Alex hard on was something else.

    • Dalek Jeter

      “The team is better with Cody Ransom at third base.” I remember when I read that I thought it was a joke. He was serious.

    • forensic

      Overall, I didn’t have a big problem with Pete Abe, but that stuff really did aggravate me. He didn’t even bother trying to hide it one did for a professional impartiality.

  • Laz

    Please get him out of there!
    I heard Bichettitis is very contagious.

  • Darren

    What happens if he’s not ready for the Majors after 20 days?

    • forensic

      He continues working on it in the Majors.

      • Darren

        What about if he and the Yankees both agree he’s not ready? Can’t he accept a voluntary assignment to the Minors?

        • forensic

          In theory, he could. But it’s not going to happen. 20 days should be enough time anyway, it’s similar to how long he would play in a typical ST.

    • MannyGeee

      Even A-Rod trying to re-adjust to Major League pitching is miles away better than Adams trying to learn how to hit Major League pitching. He could still run into one even when he’s NOT 100%.

  • Evan3457

    0-2 with a K and a GIDP.

    Sounds like Alex is in mid-season form, which is good, because it’s mid-season.

    • Coolkering101

      +1

    • Duzzi23

      More like postseason form for Alex

    • MannyGeee

      I was hoping someone would have did this.

  • Shittyshittybangbang

    I can’t believe these snot nose little bastards tried to embarrass me by bunting. Not once, but twice !!! They will rue the day they messed with GOD, err, Alex ! (Regards, Alexs’ ego)

    • Darren

      I like giving Alex shit as much as the next guy, but I actually think he respects the game and was probably totally cool with them bunting. I can see him being excited by the immediate challenge.

      • pat

        Agreed. Arod is guilty of many many things, but do think he really truly loves playing. It’s too bad his reputation is so tainted because he’d probably be a good guy to have around during spring training and whatnot because he likes to mentor the youngins.

  • EndlessJose

    It’s only A-Rods luck he will get suspended before he comes back.

  • Michael

    High-A Tampa plays at Brevard (Brewers farm team) this Saturday-Monday! I will defiantly be in attendance. Hopefully he will play!

    • Dale Mohorcic

      Is someone attempting to forbid you from attending?

      • Dalek Jeter

        Yay spelling jokes!

  • Kiko Jones

    He can suck all he wants for the next 3 weeks but if he comes back like his first game in ’09…

  • RetroRob

    He’s already having a positive impact on the Yankees. The threat of his return spurred Adams to get two hits tonight.

  • Fezz

    so he struck out looking and grounded into a double play?? sounds like he’s ready to come back up to NY – that’s A-Rod mid-season form