Rodriguez Elects to Have Surgery on Hip
And so one of Alex Rodriguez's worst springs takes another turn as the embattled Yankees slugger has chosen to have surgery on his hip that will sideline the third baseman for 6-9 weeks.
This surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip is merely a stopgap as doctors feel that this will allow Rodriguez to play the rest of the season but will not completely fix the problem. As a result, Rodriguez will need to have another operation at the end of the season.
In addition to the torn labrum, Rodriguez had also been diagnosed with having a cyst in his hip. The cyst has since been drained and there was hope that Rodriguez could or would play through the Yankees' season despite the pain.
If all goes to schedule, Rodriguez should be back in May but until then the Yankees need to find a temporary third baseman. Cody Ransom is the Yankees' best in-house option but the 33-year-old has less than 200 major-league at bats in six seasons, batting .251 with 24 RBI. Or the Yankees might go a completely different direction (it is the Yankees after all). What do you guys think?
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