Thursday, December 17, 2009

Good news, bad news for ARod

Alex Rodriguez gave many Yankee fans an early Christmas present today when he told YES Network reporter Kim Jones that his troublesome hip will not require another surgery. ARod, at Yankee Stadium to welcome Curtis Granderson to his new baseball family, said the latest imaging test looked solid and that his doctor determined he didn't need a scheduled surgery. "That is the best news," Rodriguez said.

Of course, this good news came a few days after he reportedly broke up with actress girlfriend Kate Hudson so I guess it's a mixed week for ARod. Hudson earned the gratitude of Yankee fans, who gave her a lot of the credit for helping ARod turn around what looked like a lost year.

But if ARod seemed sad about anything today, it was the loss of teammate and World Series Most Valuable Player Hideki Matsui. "I know the Angels got a great player, a great hitter and a true professional. I congratulate them because they got a fantastic player and we're going to miss him dearly." Seems like ARod, unlike the Yankee brass, truly understands what a loss Matsui is for the team.
ARod is already starting to prepare for next season. He and Mark Teixeira are planning a mini-workout with hitting coach Kevin Long and ARod said he would invite his new teammate Granderson to join in the prep work in Miami on January 3.

Thanks to Keith Allison via Wikipedia for the photo.

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