CHARLESTON, South Carolina (WGGB) — It was by no means an impressive showing by recovering third-baseman Alex Rodriguez in his Single-A start Tuesday night in South Carolina, but it was a promising sight for Yankee fans nonetheless.
After announcing he was ready to return, prompting an indignant response from his General Manager Brian Cashman, and even suggesting he may not return at all, Rodriguez stepped to the plate for the first time in the 2013 season.
A-Rod suited up for only three innings with the Charleston River Dogs and went hitless in just two at-bats. It has been a slow recovery after having surgery on his left hip, but Rodriguez hopes to make his return to the Yankees by July 22nd.
Despite grounding into a double-play and striking out, it is a promising sign for a Yankees lineup in need of a spark.