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.