In his latest minor league rehab game with High-A Tampa, Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a ground out to third. He played five innings at the hot corner and had to make just one play on a ground ball. Alex will play in each of the next two games according to George King, the first time he’ll play three consecutive days since the hip surgery. His 20-day rehab window expires July 21st, twelve days from now.
In other A-Rod news, ESPN reports MLB will suspend roughly 20 players after the All-Star break for their connections to the South Florida perf0rmance-enhancing drug hub Biogenesis. Rodriguez, who will be interviewed as part of the investigation on Friday according to the NYDN, is among those players. For what it’s worth, a league spokesman told Tom Haudricourt the ESPN report is premature and nothing is finalized. Nothing really knew here; the league will announce the suspensions at some point and the appeals process will take weeks if not months. Same old, same old.