A-Rod Will Have Surgery Monday

The decision was announced a few minutes ago that Alex Rodriguez will indeed have arthroscopic hip surgery on Monday and is expected to miss six to nine weeks. Rodriguez has a torn labrum and a cyst in his right hip. The cyst was drained on Wednesday.

The Yankees are looking for fill-in at third base during Alex's absence. The leading candidate is Cody Ransom but of course the Yankees will try and get someone via trade. Names like Mark Teahan of the Royals and Bobby Crosby of the A's have been mentioned. The likely move here will be the Yankees signing free agent Mark Grudzielanek. Life without A-Rod offically begins.

As I alluded to in yesterday's post, the surgery should be done ASAP. With the Yanks in Spring Training for the rest of the month, this time can be used to get Alex rest and rehab. It won't hurt the Yankees because they won't start the season until April 6th. Hopefully Alex is ready to go by late May and things won't be so bad in the Bronx.

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