Jul 3, 2013; Charleston, SC, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, as part of the Charleston RiverDogs, gives an autographed game bat to Sam Delongchamps, 8, left, and his brother Charlie Delongchamps, 11, after a press conference following his game against the Rome Braves at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez Moves Rehab to Triple-A

Once famed slugger Alex Rodriguez is nearing his return to the Bronx Bombers, this after moving his rehab to Triple-A Scranton this morning.

The New York Yankees third baseman will have his 30-day rehab window close on July 22nd and is expected to be activated by the team when they take on the Texas Rangers.

Rodriguez has struggled during his stint in Double-A, hitting a woeful 5 of 28, good for a .179 average. There was a display of some pop though as the shamed Yankee infielder did hit one over the fence and sent a few more into the deep corners of the park during his rehabilitation.

Hoping to get A-Rod a little more comfortable with higher quality pitching, the Yankees will keep him in Triple-A for the next four days before activating him.

Per general manager Brian Cashman, via Andy McCullough:

Alex Rodriguez will move his rehab to Triple-A Scranton on Thursday, Brian Cashman says. “He’s progressing.”

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