Alex Rodriguez gets treated

Updated: December 28, 2011, 4:15 PM ET

Hampered by injuries at the end of last season, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez turned to a new therapy to treat his knee and shoulder.

Rodriguez traveled to Germany to receive Orthokine therapy on his right knee and left shoulder, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant recommended the procedure after having it performed on his balky knee and ankle.

The procedure uses the patient's own blood, which is drawn from the arm ...

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