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A-Rod's ailing hip will be monitored

Updated: March 6, 2009, 7:50 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com

Hip surgery is the worst-case scenario for Alex Rodriguez, but the specialist who examined the Yankees' third baseman earlier this week indicated there is a very good chance that Rodriguez could play the whole season with the labrum tear, sources say.

Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner said Rodriguez had additional tests on Friday in Colorado.

"Everybody is concerned, of course," Steinbrenner said after meeting with general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi for about ...

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