Yanks ready to welcome A-Rod back

Bombers' offense has been on a roll of late, but there's still room for another big bat

Updated: August 19, 2011, 12:42 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- By the time the seventh inning rolled around Thursday night, the New York Yankees had already gotten a 390-foot home run into the second deck in left from Mark Teixeira, his 33rd of the year; a 369-foot home run into the lower deck in left from Nick Swisher, his 15th of a season in which he didn't hit his first until Game No. 22; and then the capper, a 434-foot bomb by Andruw Jones that went up so high it saw the curvature of the Earth.

And the one inescapable thought ...

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