A-Rod hopes to return to Yankees' lineup next Tuesday

Updated: May 13, 2008, 11:06 PM ET
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Injured Alex Rodriguez is hoping to rejoin the New York Yankees early next week.

"We're aiming for Tuesday at home," Rodriguez said after working out at the team's minor league complex. "You've got to be smart, so it's a good way to go."

The All-Star third baseman is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps. He hasn't played since April 28 and is eligible to come off the DL this Thursday.

"Everyday it's much better," he said Tuesday.

Rodriguez, ...

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