Monday, May 4, 2009

Positive News on the A-Rod Front

According to The Associated Press, today was an excellent and encouraging day in the comeback process of Alex Rodriguez.

A-Rod hit a home run, played seven innings in the field, and drew a walk off of J.C. Romero. The home run was already his second of the rehab assignment.

Romero is a bona fide reliever in the Major Leagues for the Phillies, but is currently serving a 50-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

The team would not put a concrete date on A-Rod's return, but it is believed to be within a week's time.

A-Rod will provide much needed protection for the struggling Mark Teixeira, while also adding right-handed power to a lineup dominated by lefties.

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