Alex Rodriguez may miss all 2013 season
Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, said in an interview on Friday that Alex Rodriguez may not return for the 2013 season.
Rodriquez had surgery January 16 to repair a torn labrum and impingement in his left hip and was expected to be out for six months. Last season Rodriguez played well, he hit .272 with 18 homers and 57 RBI. He did not do as well in the postseason. He was 3-for-25 (.120) and 0-for-18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handed pitchers.
“It’s a serious surgery. But there’s no indication he won’t be back by the summer. At the same time, when you’re dealing with this kind of thing, there are no guarantees,” Cashman said, according to the New York Post.
Currently Rodriguez is doing well in physical therapy at Yankee Stadium but Cashman said he will be heading down to Miami, Florida soon. Rodriguez will do his work with the Yankees either in Tampa or at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, where he had his surgery.
While Rodriguez is in therapy and working to get better the Yankees have signed third baseman Kevin Youkilis to a one-year, $12 million contract. Youkilis previously played for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. In those 122 games he hit .235 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs.