10:28pm: A-Rod will be indeed be activated on Monday if he comes through this weekend in one piece, team president Randy Levine told Bob Nightengale. “If he’s ready to come back, and he’s healthy, he’ll be back Monday night,” said Levine.
9:29pm: In his latest minor league rehab game with Triple-A Scranton, Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a homerun to right field. He flew out to the warning track in right, ground out to first, and struck out in his other three at-bats. Donnie Collins has video. A-Rod played seven innings at third base and didn’t have to field a single batted ball.
“I think we have one big obstacle and that’s this weekend. That includes four games. After that’s over, we’ll huddle up with our medical staff, the front office, [Joe Girardi], and we’ll come up with the best decision and what’s the schedule. And that will come from them,” said A-Rod to Dan Martin before the game. Alex has been swinging the bat better the last few days and his rehab assignment expires Monday. If he comes through this weekend fine, it’s hard to think they won’t activate him then.