It’s now July and Yankees fans still have awaited the return of Alex Rodriguez. He missed all of spring training due to, “rehab” in New York, and in July he started a minor league rehab assignment. A return on Monday was ruined when we found out that A-Rod had a grade one quad strain. However, there are plenty of topics up for debate with A-Rod. Maybe this strain is to avoid a suspension, or maybe he’s just down right done.
Let’s look at the timetable that A-Rod set out on. In February he announced he would miss all of spring training to rehab in New York. Around mid-July, he started his minor league rehab assignment down in Charleston with the Yankees single A affiliate, the Charleston River Dogs. Aside from drawing huge crowds, A-Rod stated to USA Today that this was a start of his rebirth. In his first game with the Dogs, Rodriguez went 0 for 2. Then as he progressed through double A Trenton and now triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, he has certainly progressed. His total minors stats include a .200 batting average, two homers, and eight runs batted in. Rodriguez was expected to join the team against his former club, the Texas Rangers (what a coincidence right?). Now the question is, will he even return this season? The answer remains a pondering subject to the league and the Bronx Bombers.
– Dom Amoroso
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