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A-Rod has Hip Surgery, out Until Break

NEW YORK — Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, 37, had successful surgery to repair torn cartilage and an impingement in his left hip Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break.

Dr. Bryan Kelly said the procedure "went as planned and without complication." A-Rod is expected to be released from the hospital today, and the anticipated recovery time is six months.

Kelly said the impingement was caused by genes, not by steroids. Rodriguez admitted in 2009 that he used steroids while with the Rangers from 2001-03.

A 14-time All-Star, Rodriguez had right hip surgery on March 9, 2009, and returned that May 8. Kelly said the left hip requires more recovery time because Rodriguez is a right-handed hitter and rotates it when he swings.

The team signed free agent Kevin Youkilis last month to play third while A-Rod is out.

More Yankees: Right-hander Phil Hughes agreed to a $7.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $3.75 million, and avoided salary arbitration.

More Baseball

Nats deal bat to M's, A's get ex-Ray Jaso

The Nationals traded power-hitting Michael Morse to the Mariners in a three-team deal that moved former Rays catcher John Jaso from Seattle to the A's.

The Nationals reacquired pitching prospect A.J. Cole, dealt to Oakland 13 months ago in a trade for Gio Gonzalez. Washington also got pitcher Blake Treinen and a player to be named. Morse hit .291 with 18 HRs and 62 RBIs in an injury-plagued season. Jaso, 29, hit .276 with 10 HRs and 50 RBIs. He became expendable when Seattle made acquisitions that shift Jesus Montero from a catcher/DH split to primarily behind the plate.

More transactions: The Orioles extended the contracts of executive VP Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter through 2018. … The Phillies signed right-handed pitchers Aaron Cook, Juan Cruz and Rodrigo Lopez to minor-league deals. … Jays left-hander Darren Oliver, 42 but coming off a career-low ERA of 2.06 last season, plans to pitch a 20th major-league season after Toronto recently exercised his $3 million option. Also, right-hander Alan Farina, who pitched for Class A Dunedin last year, was suspended for 50 games for a second violation of minor-league baseball's drug program.

Arena Football

Storm to hold tryouts

The Tampa Bay Storm will hold a one-day open tryout at 9 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Preregistration runs until noon Jan. 25 and can be done online (tampabaystorm.com) for $60. Registration on the day of the tryout begins at 8 a.m. and costs $70.

et cetera

greyhounds: Lily Rose and Venus Espinosa won semifinal races in the $10,000 Matinee Idol Stakes at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. Other dogs to advance to Monday's finale: Ed N Edmundo, Flyin Pink Floyd, Kiowa Jordan Doc, Lk's Now R Never, No Inflation and Paint Miapicture.

Skiing: Two-time overall alpine champ Bode Miller, 35, will skip the rest of this World Cup season to rest his surgically repaired knee.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

Sports in brief 01/16/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:15pm]
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