Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

A-Rod could be back with Yanks Monday

NEW YORK — The Yankees hope to have 3B Alex Rodriguez back early next week.

Rodriguez, who has been out all year after offseason surgery on his left hip, is expected to complete his minor-league rehab this weekend then join New York in Texas on Monday or Tuesday, GM Brian Cashman told espn.com.

"That's the hope," Cashman told the website. "We'll see through the weekend. … Let's get through the weekend and see where he is at and see if he is major league able."

Rodriguez's 20-day rehab limit ends Sunday, and he told a New York radio station that he expects to be in the Yankees lineup Monday at Texas.

Rodriguez, 37, is 5-for-28 with one home run and six strikeouts after 10 minor-league rehab games. He's scheduled to start playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today.

"We're on schedule," Rodriguez told espn.com Wednesday morning after working out, saying he felt fit enough to appear in a game.

"After playing four straight games, seven- or eight-plus innings, and being able to play (Wednesday) if I had to, that's a great sign," he said.

CUBAN DEFECTS: LHP Misael Siverio told a Spanish-language newspaper that he has defected to the United States. Siverio, 24, was part of the Cuban national team that traveled to Iowa for an exhibition game against a collegiate all-star team from the U.S. But he told El Nuevo Herald in Miami he made the decision to leave his country "for my future and my family."

DRAFT DOLLARS: Teams spent $219.9 million on signing bonuses for selections in the amateur draft this year, up 6 percent from $207.8 million at a similar point last year. The rise followed a 10 percent drop from a record $233.6 million in 2011, the last year before restrictions imposed by baseball's collective bargaining agreement.

EXTRA PICKS: The Rockies, Orioles, Indians, Marlins, Royals and Brewers won picks after the first round of next year's draft in Major League Baseball's second annual competitive balance lottery. The Rays won a second-round pick, along with the Padres, Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Pirates and Mariners.

ALL-STAR RATINGS: The All-Star Game's television rating was up slightly from last year's record low. The American League's 3-0 victory Tuesday night on Fox earned a 6.9 rating and 12 share, up from a 6.8/12 in 2012.

D'BACKS: Miguel Perez Quintana, the team's Spanish play-by-play announcer, is in custody for allegedly threatening his wife with a knife. Court paperwork show Quintana, 53, is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal damage.

RANGERS: Club president of business operations Rick George resigned to become athletic director at the University of Colorado.

RED SOX: SS Stephen Drew, who has been on the disabled list since June 28 with right hamstring tightness, is scheduled to start a rehab assignment tonight with Double-A Portland and could be activated early next week.

A-Rod could be back with Yanks Monday 07/17/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:37pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said Dave Andreychuk's name has surfaced often the past eight years with the selection committee.

    30 Oct 2001:  Left wing Dave Andreychuk #25 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates towards the blue line during the NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.  The Maple Leafs defeated the Lightning 3-2.  Mandatory Credit:  Dave Sanford /Allsport
  2. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  3. Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Pirates

    7:05, PNC Park

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Probable pitchers

    Rays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  4. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108
  5. What they're saying about Dave Andreychuk making Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    "Dave helped me so much when I was just starting my career, a young kid that was looking to find his way as a hockey player, a person and a member of the Tampa Bay community. In addition to watching him compile such awe-inspiring statistics, I remember him as a big brother to me and many others, making sure all the …