11:19am: Scratch that. Hoch says it’s a false alarm and Alex with remain with High-A Tampa for the time being. He’s not being moved up to another, rain-free level.
10:07am: Via Stephen Lorenzo: The Yankees are “re-evaluating” Alex Rodriguez‘s minor league rehab situation and may move him up to Double-A Trenton or Triple-A Scranton due to inclement weather in Tampa. An announcement could be made as soon as this morning. The Triple-A All-Star break is early next week, making Double-A the likely destination.
Rodriguez, 38 later this month, has played only six games in the first eleven days of his rehab assignment due to rain. His 20-day rehab window expires on Sunday, July 21st, and Jon Heyman hears the Yankees are skeptical their third baseman will be big league ready at that time. If he is unable to be activated once the 20 days are up, they’ll have to wait five days before he can begin another rehab assignment. A-Rod has gone 2-for-15 (.133) with three strikeouts and a hit-by-pitch in his six games so far. He’s scheduled to play seven innings at the hot corner in his next game, wherever and whenever that may be.