Rodriguez to report to Tampa on Monday

April 10, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees say injured third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to begin his baseball conditioning procedures Monday.

He is scheduled to report to the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. for be his first activity on a baseball diamond since March 9, when he underwent surgery on his right hip.

It was performed by Dr. Marc Philippon at the Vail Valley Surgery Center in Colorado and a full labrum repair will be performed after the 2009 season.

"We expect him to be there on Monday doing all baseball stuff -- hitting, throwing, running," Manager Joe Girardi said on the team's Web site. "He's just continuing his rehab. So far it's gone really well, and you just hope that there's no setbacks."

The rehab was expected to take 6-9 weeks and his return to the parent club has been set for May.

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