Alex Rodriguez will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Low-A Charleston tomorrow, the Yankees announced. He is scheduled to play a minimum of three innings. It’s supposed to rain in Tampa basically all week, which is why he’s being sent out of town.
Because he missed Spring Training, I have to think they’ll use the entire 20-day rehab window. That puts A-Rod on schedule to return just after the All-Star break, assuming no setbacks. That’s not the safest of assumptions, as we’ve learned this year. Still, great news. Even a diminished Alex is the team’s best right-handed hitter by a mile.