Tag:Kevin Long
Posted on: May 18, 2011 8:30 pm
Edited on: May 19, 2011 5:38 am

A-Rod to have hip examined

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Alex RodriguezAlex Rodriguez says he isn't hurt -- but the team seems to be concerned about his surgically repaired right hip.

Rodriguez will have the hip examined during the team's next home stand, starting Friday against the Mets.

Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long suggested to Rodriguez that he have the hip, which Rodriguez had surgery on in March 2009, looked at.

"Kevin's been working with me for a long time. He just felt that we want to make sure that we dot our I's and cross our T's and are diligent and think big picture," Rodriguez told reporters, including Brian Costello of the New York Post.

Manager Joe Girardi said Rodriguez has had checkups before, and Rodriguez said he'll continue to have it checked the rest of his career.

"I think you just want to make sure he's OK," Girardi said.

Rodriguez had two homers in Tuesday's win, but was hitting .171/.236/.232 in his previous 21 games. For the season, he's now hitting .250/.340/.492 with eight homers and 24 RBI.

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