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Alex Rodriguez eyes Saturday return

Updated: September 17, 2011, 10:28 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TORONTO -- Alex Rodriguez hopes to return to the New York Yankees' lineup on Saturday, with the help of a half-inch strip of adhesive tape and a batting grip borrowed from Ty Cobb.

"This is the best I've felt in over a month," Rodriguez said after taking eight rounds of live batting practice on the field at the Rogers Centre before Friday night's game versus the Toronto Blue Jays. "I'm excited for tomorrow. I'm encouraged."

Rodriguez has been suffering from a sprained collateral ligament ...

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