Alex Rodriguez undergoes hip surgery

Alex Rodriguez had surgery to repair his left hip and is not expected to return to the New York Yankees until midseason.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Brian Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to repair a torn labrum and impingement in his left hip, reported MLB.com.

Kelly said, “I like to tell people six months is a reasonable time frame for return to play when we’re doing the procedure we’re discussing with a bone correction.”

“Optimistically speaking, what we’re hoping for is for him to be able to return after the All-Star break,” Kelly added.

Bats, the New York Times Baseball Blog, reported that the last time Rodriguez had hip surgery it was in 2009. He returned in May and proceeded to hit 30 home runs and knock in 100 runs. That year he led the Yankees to a World Series Title.

While Rodriguez is healing Kevin Youkilis, the former Boston Red Sox star, will be taking his place at third base. Youkilis was signed for a one-year, $12 million contract.

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