MLB notebook: Report: Rodriguez expects to re-join Yankees on Monday
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 8:18 p.m.
Is Alex Rodriguez's long-awaited and long-fretted-over return to the Yankees upon us at last? To hear, A-Rod tell it, yes, it might be. Here's what Rodriguez told WFAN on Wednesday:
“I will be back on Monday, and I'm very excited.”
It should be noted that A-Rod qualified that declaration by saying, “If I have a good weekend, I'll be there in Texas.”
On Monday, the Yankees begin a four-game road series against the Rangers. The team hasn't made any announcement regarding Rodriguez's status.
Rodriguez, 37, is working his way back from offseason hip surgery. The timetable isn't earth-shattering, considering his 20-game rehab stint is scheduled to end Monday.
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• A day after being hit by the Mets' Matt Harvey in the All-Star Game, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano appears to be OK. X-rays were negative on his knee after suffering a bruised quadriceps muscle, and he hopes to be ready for the team's second-half opener at Boston on Friday.
• Pirates prospect Tony Sanchez went 1 for 3 with a three-run homer to help the International League beat the Pacific Coast League, 4-3, in the Triple-A All-Star Game. Indianapolis teammate Vic Black pitched two-thirds of an inning, picking up a hold.
• A jersey worn by Ted Williams in 1946 sold for $184,000 and a Babe Ruth model bat from 1925-27 went for more than $166,000 in live bidding this week by Hunt Auctions. Items from Warren Spahn's personal memorabilia collection amassed over $900,000.
• Cuban baseball player Misael Siverio told a Spanish-language newspaper he has defected to the United States. Siverio was part of the Cuban national team that traveled to Iowa for an exhibition game against a collegiate all-star team from the U.S. Siverio was not listed when Team USA released an updated roster for Cuba.
— Staff and wire reports
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