- Matt Ehalt, ESPN New York contributor
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Injured Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was with the Yankees on Saturday for the first time since the opening series against Boston. Rodriguez, who is rehabbing after an offseason arthroscopy on his left hip, was in the dugout and told manager Joe Girardi that he recently did some light running.
"I haven't seen him since the last home stand," Girardi said about Rodriguez. "He said he's doing more and more each day and although it was slow, he actually got on a treadmill the other day and he was pretty fired up about that."
Rodriguez was not with the Yankees during spring training, and is expected to return to the Yankees around the midway point of the season, probably after the All-Star Break. Girardi said when he talks with Rodriguez, it's about the third baseman's rehab, and Rodriguez recently did some rehab in the pool.
"He's anxious to get back. I think he wants to get on the field," Girardi said. "I think that's the area that he knows the best and he's anxious to get on it."