He might not be doing it in Florida with his teammates, but Alex Rodriguez says he is dedicating himself to getting back on the field. The aging star, who has fallen even further out of grace thanks to his ties to the scandal-laden Biogenesis clinic, had hip surgery in January and has been rehabbing ever since. However, his rehab has been a mystery until he spoke about it yesterday.
Rodriguez actually didn't do the talking. He released a statement through his spokesperson. That was probably a good idea considering he would be bombarded with questions about PEDs and the Miami clinic, etc. According to Andy McCullough of the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Rodriguez is rehabbing twice per day.
Here's the statement:
"Right now, I’m dedicating 100 percent of my energy and focus on my rehabilitation," Rodriguez said in a statement through his spokesman. "I am conducting two rehab sessions each and every day in an effort to get back on the field and rejoin my Yankees teammates. I think we have a great team and I want to be a part of it."Many have said that A-Rod would not return to the Yankees after the injury and his ties to the PED clinic in Miami. However, those rumors have died down substantially as people have had more to talk about (you know, now that there is baseball to speak of). Yet, things will get interesting once Rodriguez is well-enough to return to play. That won't be for quite some time though.
A-Rod struggled throughout last season and in the playoffs. It was announced during the winter meetings that Rodriguez had suffered a torn labrum in his hip and would need surgery. The announcement gave a clearer understanding of the 37-year old's struggles.