Alex Rodriguez could return to the New York Yankees lineup a little sooner than initially expected this season... which is a good thing, since I totally picked him to be the American League MVP this Spring. I may or may not have been under the influence, but I stand by my pick.
According to Dr. Marc Philippon, the doc who operated on his hip back in March, Rodriguez could be back in pinstripes as soon as ten days from now. Dr. Philippon even watched the three-time American League MVP work out on Wednesday at the Yankees minor league complex and said:
"He's looking good. Looking awesome."
A-Rod hit in a simulated game against minor leaguers for the second straight day, and also did things like sliding on a mat, running the bases, taking over 100 swings in regular batting practice, and making that ridiculous pouty face. He's supposed to start playing in extended spring training games later this week.
As far as the juicy underbelly of A-Rod goes, rumors have surfaced via the New York Daily News that the Yankees star may have taken steroids as early as high school, according to SI columnist Selena Roberts' new tell-all book with the catchy title "A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez". For crying out loud.
In other Yankees news, Chien-Ming Wang still sucks ass. Just kidding. The real news is that Yanks manager Joe Girardi enjoyed his 100th victory as a New York skipper Wednesday evening with an 8-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. Congrats, Joe.
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