Oct 16, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) during batting practice before game three of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Rodriguez OK’d For Rehab By Team

The New York Yankees have allowed Alex Rodriguez to begin his rehabilitation. His first game is scheduled to be on Tuesday, July 2. He is expected to play at least three innings at third base for the Single-A Charleston Riverdogs in South Carolina.

A-Rod hasn’t played in a single game this season, as he is still recovering from his hip surgery from early January. His age could be seen as a factor in his recovery time, as he is turning 38 in a few weeks. As many have already heard, A-Rod ran into some trouble with the team regarding this rehab.

He tweeted last week that his doctors cleared him to start the rehabilitation process, which frustrated GM Brian Cashman, mainly because the team doctors weren’t the ones to clear him to play.

Now it seems all is good and clear in the Yankees Organization, for the time being of course. Rodriguez is getting back on the field after 6 months of recovering from his left hip surgery, and everyone seems happy about it at the current moment. A-Rod was interviewed this past Saturday on the issue, and he said,

Ready to get back on the field.

The Yankees could sure use A-Rod back on the field, as they are currently in 4th place in the AL East with a 42-39 record. They are 6.5 games behind the division-leading Red Sox, who are 50-34 on the season.

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