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Report: 2013 doubts for A-Rod

TAMPA — A-Rod and Derek, together again. For now. But not in New York. And maybe not later this season.

Recovering Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) joined recovering 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) in hitting against minor-leaguers Friday at the minor-league facility in Tampa.

Jeter had a single in six at-bats. Rodriguez had two doubles and a single in five plate appearances, and he also ran the bases after putting the ball in play.

Still, there was no word from the team about forthcoming rehabilitation assignments in the wake of an ESPN report in which Rodriguez is said to have expressed uncertainty about returning this year.

"I'm not sure when I can come back," Rodriguez told GM Brian Cashman and team president Randy Levine on a three-way call, the report said. "It could be in July. It could be in August. It could be I won't be able to play at all this year."

That seems to run counter to Rodriguez's post on Twitter on Tuesday that said he was "cleared" to play in games by the doctor who performed the hip surgery.

Neither Cashman nor Levine would comment about the ESPN report.

Wrigley updates: The Cubs were cleared to move forward with their $500 million renovation of Wrigley Field, except for the large video screen chairman Tom Ricketts said is an essential element for advertising revenue. The Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved the overall plans, but it won't vote on the screen until July 11 to allow more time for a compromise with owners of nearby rooftops.

Braves retire No. 10: Chipper Jones, who played his entire 19-year career for Atlanta, was greeted with a long ovation as the team retired his jersey.

Brewers: 1B Corey Hart, who has not played this year because of left knee surgery, will have surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee next week and miss the rest of the season.

Reds: Starter Johnny Cueto left his start against Texas after 29 pitches. The reason wasn't known. It was his third start since coming off the DL because of a strained right shoulder. He has also missed time this year with a strained right lat. … RHP Mark Prior, 32, making a comeback from 2007 reconstructive shoulder surgery, was released. Prior had a 4.66 ERA in seven relief appearances at Triple A before he strained his right shoulder.

White Sox: Slugger Paul Konerko had six injections but remains sidelined because of back pain.

Report: 2013 doubts for A-Rod 06/28/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 28, 2013 11:16pm]
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