Yankee third baseman returns to light practices at teams minor league complex.
The next stage of Alex Rodriguez’s return to fitness has begun, as the New York Yankee participated in light training at the team’s minor league facilities on Monday.
It has been four months since he underwent surgery to repair his left hip, and was able to run, play catch and hit the ball off a tee, as he played with other injured Yankee teammates.
The 37-year old spoke to ESPN.com, and was happy with how the day went.
“It feels good to be back out in uniform,” Rodriguez said.
“It’s been a rough stretch with the rehab, obviously. It’s small bites at a time.
“I have a lot of unfinished business.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back on the field close to 100 percent and being who I am.”
Rodriguez is just one of a long list of injured Yankee starters, which also includes shortstop Derek Jeter, who is on the disabled list with an injured ankle. Both Jeter and Rodriguez are not expected back until after the All-Star break.
The New York side have performed well this season, despite the long list of injuries that they have acquired, and have a record of 18-12 sitting second in the American League East behind historic rivals the Boston Red Sox.
If the recovery of their key players stay on course and the team can still be in playoff contention come the All-Star Break, then the Yankees will certainly enter the mix for a potential wild card spot in the MLB Playoffs in October.