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A-Rod wraps up his rehab

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 19, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Fresh news from Tampa, via the AP:

Alex Rodriguez is set to rejoin the slumping New York Yankees on Tuesday night after finishing his rehabilitation of a strained right quadriceps.

“I’m excited to get back into Yankee Stadium and playing baseball. It’s where I belong,” Rodriguez said after going 2 for 6 in an extended spring training game Monday.

Rodriguez, sidelined since April 28, doubled and singled in six at-bats against Philadelphia minor league right-hander Reginal Simon. He also reached on error, struck out and flied out twice, making him 3 for 10 with a homer in two extended spring training games.

New York, last in the AL East at 20-24, has struggled without the three-time AL MVP. The Yankees are hopeful Rodriguez will provide a spark.

“We’ll see,” Rodriguez said. “No predictions.”

Rodriguez fielded three grounders – including two he had to charge in on – during five innings at third base.

“I wanted to go left, I wanted to go right defensively. I wanted to come forward on some slow rollers, and I got every one of them,” Rodriguez said. “I’m happy about that. I got a chance to slide a few times, and swing the bat well.”

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