The complicated recovery of A-Rod

Updated: May 9, 2013, 4:50 PM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

When you have only begun resuming "baseball activities," you are probably still far from where you want to be. This week, we learned that Alex Rodriguez was in such a place, his first baseball step toward staring down pitchers in Yankee Stadium.

Like any other rehabilitation, it is a matter of steps -- many of which have nothing to do with baseball. The physical toll of recovery is plenty to bear, as the horror show of breaking up scar tissue or some twisted potion of ice and hot ...

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