Alex Rodriguez has a slight meniscus tear in his right knee and could be headed for surgery.
Joe Girardi said the team will decide later today whether Rodriguez will play through it or have surgery, which would likely cost him a month.
He’ll likely have surgery at some point, it’s either now or after the season.
This is a huge blow to the Yankees if he needs surgery. It has been obvious that A-Rod is hobbling around while running the bases and it has effected his power, but he has still been getting it done at the plate. Since he injured the knee he has hit a very healthy .359 with a .829 OPS in 16 games. Certainly not A-Rod numbers, but not bad at all.
This also makes the Eric Chavez injuries worse on the Yankees. They got him as insurance and now that they need to him, he isn’t there. He was expected back around the All-Star break, but an abdominal injury and a kidney stone have his return in question.
So they are either going to have to sacrifice A-Rod’s power and keep him in the lineup or have him miss a month. That would leave Eduardo Nunez is his place to pick up the slack, a less than ideal situation.