A-Rod Expected Back 2nd Week In August


Via Ian Begley of ESPN New York:

In an interview on that aired Sunday on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight,” Brian Cashman said (Alex Rodriguez) is “doing very well” in his rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

“He’s in a pool. He’s on a bike. (He’s) still got a little bit of a limp, which is normal. But I’d be looking at him (returning) maybe the second week of August, you know, at the earliest for me,” Cashman said. “That’s just us being conservative. I think we can push it and get him back sooner but, why? Our offense is strong.”

A-Rod had the surgery on July 11. He had an estimated return date after 4-6 weeks. A full four weeks puts him at a return on August 8 so the second week in August seems reasonable.

Eduardo Nunez has done a decent job in A-Rod’s absence. However A-Rod is still sorely missed as Nunez has been putrid on defense this season and A-Rod’s presence in the middle of the order really fills out the lineup. Having him back at 100 percent is more important than just simply getting him back though.


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