Yankees Injury News: Alex Rodriguez to Have Surgery on Hip

The New York Yankees got some bad news in the midst of winter meetings that are designed to normally improve a team for the next year.  Their All-Star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, will likely miss time at the start of the 2013 season because of a lingering hip issue he was battling toward the end of the 2012 season. 

According to Joel Sherman of the New York post, Alex Rodriguez was playing with a tear in his previously repaired hip.  He will need additional surgery.

Rodriguez had a poor year in 2012 and missed time due to a broken hand.  Now, it seems part of his performance issues could have been from the re-tear.  The Yankees hope he will return to form after this surgery.  Unfortunately, it will cost him some time and New York will have to find a third baseman to replace him in the mean time. 

Rodriguez hit just .272/.353/.430 with 18 home runs this past season.  He only played in 122 games.

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