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.