March 3, 2009

A-Rod injures hip, WBC in question

Jack Curry of the New York Times reports:
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.


Anonymous said...

This do not believe that this is as serious as everyone is making it out to be. I think this is the Yankees not wanting A-Rod to play in the WBC. This is just a cover story. At this point, A-Rod is pretty much obligated to do anything the Yankees want him to do.

You make a good point on how the WBC takes place in a stupid time. The last thing the Yanks want is for A-Rod to get injured during this stupid tournament

Lenny Neslin said...

I hope you are right that the cyst won't be a very serious thing. However, he has been sent to visit with a specialist about it:

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