| Birthdate: 7/27/1975
| Birthplace: New York, NY
| Bats/Throws: R/R
| Team: New York
| College: No College
| MLB Experience: 19
| Salary: $29,000,000
| Owned/Started%: 30/0 | Average Draft Position: 267.09
"Not bad," Rodriguez said when leaving the player's parking lot.
Alex Rodriguez feeling well after Wednesday's workout
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez "felt pretty good" after hitting off a tee and taking soft toss Wednesday, according to manager Joe Girardi. Rodriguez began taking part in baseball activities Monday as he continues to work his way back from hip surgery.
Girardi told reporters that the team has yet to issue a concrete timetable for Rodriguez's return. Rodriguez is not expected to return until after the All-Star break.
“I think it’s way too early to project,” Girardi said.
Monday was Rodriguez's first day of baseball activities at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa since his hip surgery in January. The club said recently they are staying away from timetables. Rodriguez is "working 24-7" to get back on the field.
Alex Rodriguez out to settle 'unfinished business'
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said Monday that he and the team's doctors have "put together a four-week plan" of limited baseball activities as he begins the initial stage of his rehab from hip surgery, the New York Daily News reports. Rodriguez continued to shy away from placing a date on his return and refused to broach the Yankees' prediction of the 37-year-old being back on the field after the All-Star break.
"We're going to stay away from timetables, it's just wiser around here these days," he said.
Rodriguez managed just 122 games last season, his second-lowest total since becoming a full-time starter with the Mariners in 1996. His production also continued to dip as his 18 homers marked the second straight season he finished with fewer than 20.
"I'm working 24-7 to get back on the field," Rodriguez said. "The way the season ended last year was very embarrassing. It was very tough on me and obviously our team. ... I have a lot of unfinished business and I'm looking forward to getting back and helping my team win."
Alex Rodriguez not putting timetable on return
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez arrived to the team's spring complex Monday in Tampa to continue his recovery from January hip surgery. Rodriguez wouldn't put a timetable on his return, other than to say he expects to be back this year.
"I really hope so, I really hope so. That's about specific as I can get right now," he said, per the New York Post.
Rodriguez went through a light workout Monday.
"We jogged a little bit, hit a little bit, took about 25 hacks off the tee. It's been a rough time with all the rehab,” said Rodriguez, who said he is taking his rehab in 30-day intervals. "It was like being 8 years old again. It was pretty exciting. I am really looking forward to getting back."
Alex Rodriguez's timetable remains the same
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Though Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hip) has progressed to "full-bore" running and has been cleared to travel to Tampa to begin baseball activities, general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday his timetable to return in July remains the same.
"It has never come up, so no," Cashman said, per The Journal News. "Every conversation we’ve had with the physical therapist is that he’s exactly where he needs to be. He’s on time, he’s working hard. I’ve never heard anything about he’s ahead of schedule or ahead of time. The trainer is going to be talking to physical therapists and they’re putting together the baseball protocol here this weekend."
Alex Rodriguez could be a sneaky add
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/2/2013) Owned in just 27 percent of leagues, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is widely available. And now that he's ready for baseball activities and could be back by July, it might be time to start considering his merits as a DL stash.
Rodriguez hasn't played 140 games since 2007, but he has three seasons of 30 or more home runs since then. Over the past two seasons, Rodriguez hit just 34 home runs, but did so at a 25-per-year rate. So, let's say Rodriguez returns on July 20 (knowing that it could be earlier or later, depending on how his rehab goes). We'll give him 230 at-bats. That could mean about 10 home runs, 14 doubles, a few steals, and a .270 average. And those numbers would be a late-season improvement over the Chris Johnsons and Michael Youngs of the world.
In leagues where you can just add Rodriguez, DL him, and wait things out, now would be the time to do that -- there's no "A-Rod looks great!" buzz coming from coaches at extended spirng training, for example. It's not a sure thing, but it is a sneaky add that could work out and will cost little to pull off.
Alex Rodriguez set to begin baseball activities
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hip) will travel to Tampa May 6 to begin baseball activities, according to The Wall Street Journal. While this is a big step in Rodriguez's recovery, he is still not expected back until July.
Alex Rodriguez 'getting stronger'
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Yankees injured third baseman Alex Rodriguez has yet to begin baseball activities, the Newark Star-Ledger reports Tuesday.
Manager Joe Girardi said he's running on a treadmill, which he began much earlier in April. "And he's getting stronger," Girardi added.
Alex Rodriguez running on treadmill
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez told manager Joe Giradri on Saturday that he is able to run slowly on a treadmill, MLB.com reports.
"He was pretty fired up about that," Girardi said.
"It's an MLB issue," Girardi said Saturday afternoon before the Yanks' game against Baltimore. "Do I get a memo on my desk? No, I don't get a memo on my desk."
Report: Alex Rodriguez purchased Biogenesis clinic documents
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013)According to a report from the New York Times, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez purchased documents from the Biogenesis clinic in Miami. It is assumed Rodriguez alledgedly intended to destroy the documents to avoid implications from the scandal.
The consequences of the report are unclear at this point, but Rodriguez could face penalties from MLB for interfering with their investigation if the contents of the report are true. Eye on Baseball has more on the story.
Rodriguez is expected to miss at least the first half of the season with a hip injury. He's currently on the 60-day disabled list.
Alex Rodriguez feels he can still play at high level
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was very hesitant to put a timetable on his return when talking with reporters Monday. Rodriguez (hip) is on the 60-day disabled list and is expected to miss half the season.
"We’re going to leave that up to the doctor. We’re at the very beginning of stage one in this recovery," Rodriguez said, per The Journal News. "Recovery is going very well. I’m devoting 100 percent of my time and focus into getting back and playing and helping this team win a title.”
Rodriguez feels he can still play at a high level when he returns.
“When I found out, after the season was over about the big tear in my left hip, it was a bit of a relief to realize and understand how you ended last year," he said. "I was able to go in and fix it, rehab and I think once I’m mended and I’m back to being 100 percent, there’s no reason why I can’t play at a very high level.”
A-Rod working out twice a day
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/21/2013) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is "conducting two rehab sessions each and every day in an effort to get back on the field", according to the player's spokesman, who told the Wall Street Journal Thursday. Rodriguez, who is recovering from hip surgery, is on the 60-day disabled list and is not expected to join the Yankees in Tampa for spring training. Instead, he'll continue to rehab in New York.
A-Rod placed on DL
(2/13/2013) The Yankees placed third baseman Alex Rodriguez on the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. Rodriguez, who is recovering from hip surgery, is doing his rehab work in New York and will not join the team for spring training.
A-Rod to rehab in New York
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters Tuesday injured third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is recovering from hip surgery, will continue to do his rehab work in New York and not join the team for spring training, according to The Journal News. Girardi said he isn't sure when Rodriguez will join the team.
Could A-Rod's career be over?
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (1/31/2013) The New York Daily News reports that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez may not be able to recover sufficiently from his recent hip surgery in order to be an everyday player again, thus potentially prompting his retirement. According to the report, the Yankees had already considered scenarios in which Rodriguez would not be able to play through the end of his current contract, set to expire in 2017, even prior to the emergence of recent allegations that Rodriguez had received performance-enhancing drugs from a Miami-area clinic. Because of the severity of Rodriguez's injury and challenges involved with his rehab, several baseball sources think it is likely that he will consider retirement. However, two other sources close to Rodriguez told ESPN.com that he has no plans to retire.
GM: A-Rod could miss season
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/25/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told WFAN on Friday, "there is that chance" of third baseman Alex Rodriguez missing the entire season. Rodriguez had surgery in mid-January to repair a torn labrum, bone impingement, and cyst in his left hip. "It is possible," Cashman said. "It is a very complicated surgery. Any time someone has a surgery, there is always a chance there are complications. That didn't take place in this case. But is it possible? Sure, it is possible, but is it likely? I don't think so."
No issues with A-Rod's surgery
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/16/2013) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum, bone impingement and cyst in his left hip, and according to the Yankees, it "went as planned and without complication." Dr. Bryan Kelly told the New York Post last week that he wouldn't know the extent of the damage in the hip until the procedure began. Based on what he had observed, though, Rodriguez's postseason struggles last year were likely related to the injury. "I was more surprised that he was able to play at all with a hip that looked like that," Kelly said. "Most people would not be able to play with a hip function like this and the imaging that looked like his." Kelly added that there was minimal cartilage damage to A-Rod's hip, which is a good sign for the slugger, as he will likely have fewer complications in recovery and rehab.
A-Rod has surgery scheduled
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (1/8/2013) MLB.com reports that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have surgery on his left hip January 16. Rodriguez is having surgery to repair a torn labrum and hip impingement, and he is expected to miss the first half of the season, according to Dr. Bryan Kelly, who will be performing the procedure.
No timetable for A-Rod's surgery
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (1/4/2013) The New York Post reported Thursday that the Yankees have yet to set a date for Alex Rodriguezs hip surgery, and it is now not scheduled until at least the middle of January, at the earliest. General manager Brian Cashman avoided giving any guesses as to when Rodriguez may return, however earlier reports indicated that he was expected to miss 4-6 months as a result of the surgery.