Alex Rodriguez has an injured hip and may not play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, according to a person in baseball who has spoken to Rodriguez.
Despite the cyst, Rodriguez went 1 for 3 in the Dominican Republic's 10-1 victory over the Florida Marlins on Tuesday. The Dominicans open the W.B.C. by playing the Netherlands on Saturday in San Juan, P.R.
If this continues to be a nag of an injury, than the Yankees should force A-Rod out of the W.B.C. This was one of my concerns going into the WBC. It is too much competitive baseball too fast. It's like an All-Star game, but the players have to play hard in it. It makes no sense. This is why players like Manny Ramirez make up excuses to miss the All-Star game and the WBC.