A-Rod nears his return - Metro US

A-Rod nears his return

Alex Rodriguez hit a home run in his first rehab at-bat for Tampa last week, but the team isn’t rushing him back.

The slugger made his debut with Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre last night in what will be his final step before returning to the major league club.

Presuming he feels fine today he will play again in Scranton tonight and then is expected to play with the Yankees in Minnesota on Thursday.

Rodriguez hasn’t played since July 8 when he underwent an MRI and discovered he had a torn meniscus in his right knee. Surgery followed three days later.

The Yankees haven’t missed his bat in the middle of the lineup, however, going 22-11 in his absence.

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