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Rodriguez: “All aligned to come back on time and healthy”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 15, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez

Obviously I’m here at Citi Field dealing with All-Star Game festivities, but some attention will be directed toward Reading, Pennsylvania where Alex Rodriguez is continuing his rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton.

Rodriguez actually spoke with reporters before tonight’s rehab game and said he’s scheduled for four at-bats and up to seven innings in the field. He also acknowledged that he skipped Friday’s scheduled rehab game — which was ultimately rained out — but said his relationship with the Yankees is strong.

“Whatever I do with the organization, I’ll definitely keep private,” Rodriguez told our friend Andy McCullough. “But I will tell you, I think, over the last several weeks we’ve had very productive conversations. And I think we’re all aligned to come back on time and healthy.”

Rodriguez’s numbers have been pretty ugly through this rehab assignment, but it’s allowed to last only seven more days. He did have a double yesterday.

“The ball I hit yesterday was probably the best ball I’ve hit in at least 10 months,” he said.

If you don’t already, make sure you’re following Andy on Twitter. Looks like he’ll have Rodriguez updates from Reading.

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16 Responses to “Rodriguez: “All aligned to come back on time and healthy””

  1. mick July 15th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Free Arod?

  2. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Alex is playing 3B today in Trenton’s game at Reading and can be viewed if you happen to have sub.

  3. comnsnse July 15th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    You want to know how hot it is in NY?

    The GD artificial flowers are wilting! ;)

  4. champ809 July 15th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Warren topped out at 96 with the 4 seamer in the minors and basically sat 93-94 as a starter. What’s he’s been able to do is develop his secondary pitches the last year or so.

    Having said that I think the Yanks may have to choose who to keep and who to trade between Phelps and Warren and i think I’d be leaning more towards trading Phelps and holding on to Warren for little while longer.

    Phelps i think may have more trade value right now for one but I think Warren being slightly bigger may potentially hold up better and could have great value next year if he gets a showcase at the backend of the 2014 rotation.

    Ultimately I think the Yanks will get to a rotation of CC, Pineda, Nova, Jose Ramirez and Manny Banuelos at some point in 2014 with guys like Nic Turley and De Paula a step or two behind those guys.

  5. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Posturing under advice of counsel.

  6. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    it is hot and humid. i feel icky.

  7. champ809 July 15th, 2013 at 7:57 pm


    how nice would this be…..

    a rotation of CC, Pineda, Nova, Jose Ramirez and Manny Banuelos at some point in 2014 with guys like Nic Turley and De Paula a step or two behind those guys.

  8. mick July 15th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Why can’t I stand Chris Berman?

  9. mick July 15th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Who listens to this crap?

  10. mick July 15th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Play some Led Zeppelin.

  11. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    champ809, like it a lot, although Turley, in SSS, hasn’t bowled me over.

    What’s too bad is Betances is going by way of Joba, and he is just the most un-hittable arm I have yet seen come through Trenton – his and Chris Garcia’s.

    I wish there was more service clock time left for Dellin.

    But yes, pitching is rich, and I’m really anxious to see a guy like Giovanny Gallegos, too! We’re loaded.

  12. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Best arms I’ve seen this year in miL:

    DePaula at Lakewood
    Ramirez at Trenton
    and, unfortunately not ours, but Gausman at Trenton and Matt Barnes at Trenton…

    Very entertaining group.

  13. Hankflorida July 15th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I posted this in another thread and it was about the lyrics that you quoted from “Suit of Light,” and I thought it pertained to the discussion about A-Rod and steroids. I thought that the meaning of your quote was that as quickly as the public hoisted him up, they were quick to tear him down without recognizing the culpability of the institution that was responsible for the atmosphere that prevailed. You are right as there can be many interpretations of Elvis’s lyrics, and that it what makes “The King” even more interesting.

  14. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 8:25 pm


    More or less. MLB needs to put on a public display and “public execution” to make it look like they’re not up to their eyeballs in duplicity.

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Hank, here’s a link for “Suit of Lights” for your listening pleasure:

  16. comnsnse July 15th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Hank, you’re obsessed with “suits of lights”?

    You live in Florida, go up to Disney they have a “Light Show” every night! ;)

    Champ, did you read my post on previous thread about pitching.

    I have now posted this three times.

    CC possibly in decline.
    Kuroda p[ossibly retiring.
    Andy retiring.
    Hughes possible trade.
    Nova,Phelps,Warren limited body of work.

    Plus all those you mention in addition to the above are prospects with no one having a banner year.

    Unless we get a top prospect we should not trade any pitching.

    Who will comprise the starting staff next year based on now value and performance?

    “Ultimately” I may hit the lottery and so may the Yanks, but you don’t count it as a given at this time.

    Too many imponderables!

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