If you’re one of the many people (based on the e-mails) hoping Alex Rodriguez will play a rehab game or two at Trenton or Scranton, you’re probably out of luck.
The tentative plan for A-Rod is to fly to Tampa on Thursday and pick up the pace of the workouts at the team complex over the weekend.
If all goes well, he would play for Single-A Tampa on Monday and Tuesday then rejoin the Yankees on Wednesday.
The Single-A team team is home on Monday and Tuesday and the Yankees are in Florida to play the Rays for four games starting on Monday. Given that the Yankees are playing in Florida, it would make little sense for A-Rod to go to New Jersey or Pennsylvania for rehab games.
The Yankees have their best trainers and rehab guys in Tampa as well.
No word yet on what Jorge Posada will do. He’s still a few weeks away from getting to that point.
C’mon, Scrantonians, you got Wilson Betemit.