A renaissance year for A-Rod

Updated: March 30, 2011, 12:15 PM ET
By Buster Olney

TAMPA, Fla. -- As he packed a bag at his locker Tuesday morning, Mark Teixeira talked about Alex Rodriguez, and about how much time it takes to recover from surgery. If you recall, Rodriguez had hip surgery in the spring of 2009 -- a procedure that is relatively new in baseball -- and at the end of last season, he looked wooden in the field and at the plate, struggling to move laterally.