Sunday, March 8, 2009

Alex Rodriguez to have surgery, out 6-9 weeks

According to Pete Abraham and ESPN , Alex Rodríguez will undergo surgery on his labrum and miss six to nine weeks, which would mean a return sometime in late April or early May.

Rodríguez will still need surgery after the season to repair the bone impingement in his hip, a recovery that will take about four months, but getting the labrum repaired now should allow him to play most of the season.

Given my lack of medical knowledge, I can't actually say if this is the best option or not, but it does seem to be a much better one than trying to play through the injury without any sort of repair.

Of course, now the Yankees have an interesting option: do they go after someone outside the system to play third base for a month, or do they take Cody Ransom's decent Spring Training and say, "hey, go on and hit it, you're in" ?

There's much less incentive for a free agent to sign when he may only play a month, but then again, a month is still better than not playing at all...

What do you think? What would you like to see the Yankees do?

1 comment:

  1. I say- let Ransom play. He wasn't exactly chopped liver last year. I would only go out and get someone if A-Rod has to miss more time than previously thought.